Disaster team to assist in search op in quake-hit Turkey

THE Special Malaysia Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (SMART) will be deployed to assist in the search and rescue of earthquake victims in southern Turkey.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Sabah, Sarawak Affairs and Special Duties) Armizan Mohd Ali said a total of 75 SMART members will be flown to Turkey tonight via a Turkish Airlines aircraft bringing along with them the equipment needed in the SAR operation.