Yoon orders humanitarian aid for quake-hit Iran, Turkey

TEHRAN, Feb. 06 (MNA) – South Korean President instructed the government on Monday to come up with active measures to provide humanitarian assistance to Iran and Turkey hit hard by recent earthquakes, his office said, according to Korean media.

President Yoon Suk Yeol gave the instruction to the presidential National Security Office and the foreign ministry, according to Yonhap news agency.

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Turkey early Monday, killing at least 1,400 people and injuring more than 8,000, Turkish local media said.

Iran was hit by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake late last month, which killed at least three people and injured more than 800.


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