Three bodies found in search for school volleyball team after Turkey earthquake

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    Three bodies have been found in a search for a school volleyball team following a devastating earthquake across Turkey and Syria. The earthquake – which measured 7.8 on the Richter scale – hit the two countries in the early hours of Monday morning.

    The effects of the earthquake were catastrophic, with latest data revealing that over 20,000 had died in the atrocity. In a bid to save lives and find thousands of missing people, response teams have been searching the rebel.

    In Turkey, rescuers searched the rubble of a hotel in Adiyaman where a young group of school volleyball players were staying.

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    It is believed the school group of 39 – which containing both boys girls, and teachers – were residing at the Isias Hotel in the centre of the Turkish city. As the search continued for the school group, a report from the BBC has revealed the bodies of two teachers and student had been found.

    So far, four survivors have escaped the hotel rubble without the aid of the rescue team three days on from when the 7.8 quake hit the Middle Eastern area. In the wake of the catastrophe, a1 70-strong contingent of relatives and rescuers have now made their way to the wreckage to aid the search.

    The BBC also revealed that one of the teachers who escaped the rubble is still searching for her daughter who is yet to have been found. With many of the school team yet to have been found, hopes are beginning to fade with freezing temperatures descending on the region.

    Claiming the UK Government will do 'everything' to help those in need, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said: "“It’s really hard, actually, to comprehend the scale of the tragedy that has happened. I as a dad, watching parents try and find their young children in the rubble, is heart-breaking. And we will do everything that we can to help Turkey."


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