Turkey widened its efforts Sunday to help quake-devastated Haiti as hard-working rescue teams clawed through the rubble of capital Port-au-Prince for the fifth straight day, continuing to drag out survivors even as the bodies piled up.
The United Nations said it had never confronted such a huge disaster.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry announced Sunday that Turkey has sent 10 tons of additional aid material to Haiti, bringing its total assistance dispatched to the poor Caribbean nation to 50 tons.
After three cargo planes carrying search-and-rescue teams, medical personnel and aid materials departed Ankara for Haiti on Saturday, two more planes left Sunday for the island country, the Foreign Ministry added.
Turkey, which has lost tens of thousands of people in earthquakes, has also provided financial aid of $1 million to Haiti, the minister said. Turkey announced earlier that it would dispatch a mobile hospital, two check-up devices, a 20-member relief team, 10 tons of medicine and medical equipment to the country.
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