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India with Türkiye in its crisis, says PM Narendra Modi


People search through rubble following an earthquake in Adana, Türkiye, on Monday. Reuters

Expressing concern and shock over the massive earthquake that hit Türkiye on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that India's "140 crore people are with the victims of the earthquake in Türkiye".

Speaking after inaugurating the India Energy Week, PM Modi said, "We are focusing on Türkiye presently which has suffered from a huge earthquake. Large number of people have lost their lives and it has caused huge losses to the country."


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PM Modi further stated that the surrounding countries of Türkiye also suffered heavy losses due to the impact of the earthquake. India is ready to help earthquake victims, he stated.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a meeting. File photo

Earlier, in response to a tweet by Türkiye President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Modi said, "Anguished by the loss of lives and damage of property due to the Earthquake in Türkiye. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. India stands in solidarity with the people of Türkiye and is ready to offer all possible assistance to cope with this tragedy."

Over 1,300 people were killed in Türkiye and Syria after a massive earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck a wide area near the two countries' border, according to authorities.

Indo-Asian News Service



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