35 Somalis injured in Mogadishu blast arrive in Turkey 17 October 2017
A huge blast at busy road junction in Mogadishu, killed at least 276 people, wounded more than 300 others.
Turkey's deputy prime minister Mr. Recep Akdag has announced that 35 Somalis, including three children, who got injured in Saturday’s truck bombing in capital Mogadishu, arrived in Turkish capital Ankara late Monday.
The blast at a busy road junction, blamed on Al-Shabaab, killed at least 276 people and wounded more than 300 others, according to Somali National News Agency, SONNA.
Speaking to reporters in Ankara, Mr. Recep Akdag said that the patients, of whom 13 were heavily injured, would be transferred to Polatli, Numune and Gulhane hospitals.
The deputy PM added that currently 33 staff members of the Turkish Health Ministry were in Somalia and more patients could be transferred to Turkey if necessary.
Turkish minister lands in Somalia to aid blast victims
Earlier, Turkey's Health Minister Mr. Ahmet Demircan and the Head of AFAD Mr. Mehmet Güllüoglu arrived in the Somali capital to oversee Turkish assistance accompanied by 33 staff, including a medical team specializing in emergency services, the Turkish Embassy said in a statement.
A Turkish aircraft loaded with medical aid and emergency services workers, including 10 search and rescue speclialists from the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and 3 workers from the Turkish Red Crescent landed in Mogadishu on Monday morning.
The Turkish humanitarian aid was welcomed by the Somali people.
Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Monday said during a visit to Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu, that his government and Somali people would not forget Turkey's help.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered his condolences over Saturday's attack in a phone conversation with Mohamed on Monday, a Turkish presidential source said.
Erdogan condemned the blast, and reaffirmed Turkey's solidarity with the Somali people, and its support for Somalia in standing against terrorism. The Turkish president had on Sunday sent a written message of condolences to his Somali counterpart.
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