Several Chinese civilian rescue teams have departed for Türkiye to help with rescue efforts following devastating earthquakes.
The first batch of the Blue Sky Rescue (BSR) team, a professional non-profit search-and-rescue organization, consists of 50 members.
They arrived in Türkiye on Wednesday. Many of them have international rescue experience.
On Wednesday, another 127 BSR members from different parts of China assembled in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
They then departed for Türkiye, bringing with them more devices including radar and sonar life detectors, drones, and emergency medical supplies.
Eight experts of the Rescue Team of Ramunion from China's Zhejiang arrived in Adana of southern Türkiye on Wednesday to carry out rescue work and provide help to quake-affected victims.
Overseas branches of Chinese companies are also lending a helping hand. Chinese machinery giant Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group has mobilized employees of its local branch in Türkiye to join in the relief efforts.
Produced by Xinhua Global Service