Three Brits missing in Turkey following deadly earthquake

By Linsey McNeill
08/02/2023
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Three Britons are missing in Turkey following Monday’s devastating earthquake, which has killed more than 5,000 people.

UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said the Government is supporting at least 35 other British citizens directly affected by the tragedy.

However, in a statement to the House of Commons he said that likelihood of large-scale British casualties remained low.

The death toll in Turkey has risen to 3,549 people, and there are more than 1,600 deaths in Syria.

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake happened in the early hours of Monday morning in the southeast of Turkey, close to the Syrian border.

Rescue teams are still searching for survivors among the rubble of more than 6,000 collapsed buildings.

Among those joining the relief effort are 12 members of the London Fire Brigade and 76 search and rescue specialists being sent by the UK Government with state-of-the-art equipment and four specially trained dogs.

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