Czech Republic Sends Firefighters to Turkey Following Devastating Earthquake

The Czech Republic sent a team of specially-trained firefighters to assist rescue efforts in Turkey on Monday, February 6, following a catastrophic 7.8-magnitude earthquake that left thousands dead and injured.

Footage released by the Fire Rescue Service Of The Czech Republic shows firefighters boarding a plane. Citing officials, Czech media reported the team would depart from Prague and begin work as early as Tuesday morning.

More than 3,700 people were killed in Turkey and Syria following the earthquake and aftershocks, Reuters reported, citing authorities in both countries. Credit: Fire Rescue Service Of The Czech Republic via Storyful