Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer gave information on the ongoing search and rescue efforts after the earthquake and the support for earthquake victims. Stating that the work continues to remove around 180 citizens from the debris, Soyer said that all the necessary support was provided for those who spent the night outside.
Answering the questions of İlker Karagöz on Fox TV live, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer said, “As of now, we have 24 casualties and 804 injuries. Nearly 200 were seriously injured. According to the evaluation made by AFAD teams, we have around 180 citizens under the rubble. In the meantime, we get a lot of miraculous news. Rescue teams work very professionally. There are many rescue teams coming from the surrounding provinces. We keep our hope and look forward to our citizens who will come under the rubble, ”he said.
Food and shelter support for outsiders
Expressing that they warned against entering the damaged buildings, Soyer said: “This of course meant thousands of people to spend the night outside. For this reason, we continued to distribute food throughout the night. We set up many tents in parks, green areas and squares. We delivered mobile toilets. We placed our citizens in some dormitories with the coordination of AFAD. We have deployed the city buses around the parks as a shelter against rain and cold. It was a troubled and difficult night, no doubt. Our metropolitan municipality continued its efforts to meet the needs of our citizens with all its units and employees. As of the morning, we distribute tea, boyoz, cereal to meet the needs of those who spend the night outside. "
Earthquake workshop will be held
Underlining that Turkey is not ready for an earthquake no point of Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer said: "A very rough and there was a rapid urbanization. We watched this wild concretion by destroying our nature, our agricultural areas. It is not possible to talk about such a preparation in any city. However, in such a severe earthquake, there could be a much heavier damage and a huge destruction. It is worth noting that too. Last month, we established an Earthquake Department within the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. We also started working on questioning İzmir's earthquake preparedness. But if the science of our people, which is promised to the earthquake in Turkey next week structure problem, and Izmir, we will invite them, and Izmir earthquake fault for both depositing it on the table what should be the preparation needs to be done against earthquakes will organize a workshop. We will describe all of them one by one if it is necessary to account for what and who should do what. I want to announce here in Turkey, the scientists are planning such a workshop next week.