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Greek emergency rescue team departs for Lebanon

Featured Greek emergency rescue team departs for Lebanon

A fully equipped search and rescue team from the Fire Brigade left this morning, on a C-130 military aircraft, for Lebanon, on the orders of the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, in consultation with the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management, Nikos Chardalias, to participate in the search for survivors after the deadly explosion that occurred yesterday afternoon in the port of Beirut.

The aid was sent quickly, with our country responding immediately to a request from the Lebanese government through the European Civil Protection Mechanism.

The team that is going to Lebanon consists of a special team of the 1st EMAK (based in Elefsina), consisting of 12 people and a rescue dog, two vehicles and special equipment.

The Chief of the Fire Brigade, Lieutenant General Stefanos Kolokouris, visited the staff of the Special Unit of the Fire Service at the military airport of Elefsina, talked to them before leaving for Beirut and wished them good strength in their mission.

Finally, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection is in constant contact with both the Lebanese Authorities and the European Civil Protection Mechanism for further assistance and support, if needed.