The brave firefighters of Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality continue their search and rescue operations day and night in Libya, where more than 20 thousand people are missing due to floods.
Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality's search and rescue team is conducting search and rescue operations together with other Turkish teams in Libya, where more than 11 thousand people have lost their lives and more than 20 thousand people are missing due to the flood disaster. Three vehicles belonging to Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality and a fire brigade search and rescue team of 10 people are conducting search and rescue operations in the region, while living spaces are being created from AFAD tents sent from Türkiye. The teams also distributed garbage containers belonging to Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality to the tent cities.
BALIKESIR FIRE DEPARTMENT IS FULLY EQUIPPED
Storm "Daniel", which was effective in the Central Mediterranean and hit eastern Libya on September 10, caused floods in Benghazi, Beida, Merc, Suse and Dernea. According to the official Libyan agency LANA, the number of people who died in the floods increased to 11 thousand and more than 20 thousand people were missing. Upon the instruction of Mayor Yücel Yılmaz, Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality Fire Department sent a truck consisting of a search and rescue team of 10 people, a fire truck, a fast transportation vehicle, three divers, garbage containers, 52 items of critical materials and equipment to be used in search and rescue operations by ship from Izmir.