Life amid the rubble: UK specialists on their Turkey earthquake rescue effort


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British search-and-rescue specialists deployed to Turkey after its earthquake on 6 February have recalled the scenes of devastation that they encountered, as the country and its southern neighbour Syria were hit by two more tremors this week. “If we were still out there [this week], we would have been in those buildings,” said Wayne Ward, a firefighter for Lancashire’s rescue service, and one of 77 British specialists deployed to Turkey in the days that followed the first quake. On the morning of the magnitude-7.8 quake, Ward received a text message with a deployment notice from the UK International Search and...