Indonesian Embassy in Ankara: One Indonesian Citizen and Child Found Dead, Hundreds of Indonesians Evacuated

- 09 February 2023 14:52 WIB
An officer evacuates a child from a collapsed building in Turkey. (Photo: @SoftWarNews)
An officer evacuates a child from a collapsed building in Turkey. (Photo: @SoftWarNews)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – The Indonesian Embassy in Ankara sent updates regarding the current condition of Indonesian citizens in a number of areas in Turkey after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

The team from the Indonesian Embassy in Ankara, led directly by the Indonesian Ambassador, since Tuesday, February 7, 2023, has arrived at the earthquake area after traveling by land for about 17 hours.

The Indonesian Embassy in Ankara, consisting of the Consular Team for the Protection of Indonesian Citizens, the Defense Attache Team, and the Foreign Affairs Minister (BIN officials) has evacuated from the 4 points most affected by the earthquake.

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The number evacuated was 123 people from the original target of 104 people. This includes 2 Malaysian citizens and 1 Myanmar citizen.

An Indonesian citizen named Ayu Fira and her 2 children in Hatay who until yesterday was declared unable to be contacted has been found safe.

Meanwhile, Nia Marlina, an Indonesian citizen from Bali who married a Turkish man, was found dead as a result of being hit by falling debris along with her husband and child who was aged 1 year in Kahraman Maras.

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Colonel Amir, Defense Attache of the Indonesian Embassy in Ankara, who led the Evacuation Team to Kahramanmaras, has confirmed the funeral of the deceased, and the Indonesian Embassy has communicated this to the family of the deceased.

The deceased and their families were buried in Kahramanmaras on Wednesday, 8 February 2023.

Regarding the 2 Indonesian citizens who are spa therapist workers whose status cannot be contacted in Diyarbakir, the Evacuation Team led by Kombes Budi Wardiman is still tracking in Diyarbakir while evacuating 20 Indonesian citizens in Diyarbakir and Malatya. ***

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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