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Mexico begins rescue withdraw process from Turkey

Mexico City, Mexico — Marcelo Ebrard has reported that the process to withdraw rescuers from Turkey will begin. The Foreign Minister said that Mexico will begin to withdraw its canine rescue pairs starting Wednesday.

Through a notice to the Mexican government from Turkish authorities, it was announced that as of Wednesday, rescue teams can begin to withdraw from the affected areas due to the start of large-scale demolition work.

Ebrard made the announcement Tuesday at the morning conference at the National Palace.

Mexico contributed 150 elements including personnel from the Army, Navy, Red Cross and representatives of the SRE, as well as a plane, which has remained on Turkish soil since its landing on February 10.

“We are awaiting instructions from the Turkish government to begin the return of all the displaced elements in that country. Up until now, Mexico helped with the rescue four people alive and the recovery of 33 bodies.

“There have been 96 consultations and a total of 55 cubic meters of rubble have been removed,” explained Ebrard.

Ebrard also said that on Tuesday, $6 million dollars will be sent by the Government of Mexico for aid to Syria.

The death toll in the Turkey – Syria earthquake has topped 41,000 after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake the week before.