The UN-INSARAG-certificated Pakistan Rescue Team has successfully completed its rescue and relief operation in Adiyaman, Turkiye, one of the 10 provinces affected by a deadly earthquake.
Rizwan Naseer, the commander of the 52-member team, told media that the Urban Search and Rescue Operation has come to an end and the team will be departing for Pakistan on Monday.
According to Naseer, the PRT was the first international team to arrive in Turkiye for the relief work. The rescue operation continued for five days and the Turkish government has now started clearing the debris and relocating survivors to different parts of the country.
Naseer stated that the possibility of finding survivors trapped under the rubble is slim, given that nearly six days have passed since the earthquake. The team searched for survivors in at least 59 buildings using locators and rescued those who were found.