Turkish Military Begins Construction of Field Hospital in Kahramanmaras

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Turkey’s armed forces began constructing a field hospital outside Kahramanmaras for people injured in the February 6 earthquake, the military said on Wednesday, February 8.

Video posted by the defense ministry showed units for the field hospital being delivered outside the Necip Fazil City Hospital in Kahramanmaras.

The hospital will be capable of performing both first aid and surgery, the ministry said.

Turkey’s disaster management agency, AFAD, said on Wednesday morning that the death toll from the earthquake stood at 7,108 in the country, with 40,910 confirmed injuries. Credit: Turkish Defense Ministry via Storyful