President and PM express shock over quake in Turkey, Syria07 February 2023
News Desk :
President Abdul Hamid on Monday expressed shock and sorrow at the loss of lives and damage of properties in the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.
In a condolence message, the president prayed for the eternal peace of the departed souls and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved families, reports BSS.
The president offered all possible assistance from the Government and people of Bangladesh, saying, "Bangladesh Government and its people are always by the side of the disaster victims of Turkey and Syria."
A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck central Turkey and northwest Syria, killing many people as buildings and establishments collapsed across the snowy region.
Abdul Hamid wished for early recovery of the injured.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday expressed deep shock at the casualties of people in a earthquake in Turkey and Syria that killed over 2,300 people.
In a condolence message, the premier sought eternal salvation for the souls of the deceased and expressed sympathy to the bereaved families, reports UNB.
The government and the people of Bangladesh are standing by Turkey and Syria's side during this crisis, she also said.
Hasina assured all kinds of cooperation on behalf of her government and wished for the quick recovery of the injured.
The Associated Press reported that a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked wide swaths of Turkey and Syria early today , toppling hundreds of buildings and killing more than 2,300people.
Hundreds were still believed to be trapped under rubble, and the toll was expected to rise as rescue workers searched mounds of wreckage in cities and towns across the area.