Celtic donates to relief aid in Turkey and Syria after devastating earthquake
Celtic have made a donation to support relief aid after a devastating earthquake killed thousands of people.
A powerful 7.8-magnitude quake toppled hundreds of buildings across Turkey and Syria on Monday.
Hundreds are still believed to be trapped under rubble, and the death toll is expected to rise as rescue workers search mounds of wreckage in cities and towns across the area.
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The club announced on Tuesday that it will make a donation of £10,000 through the Celtic FC Foundation to Red Crescent/Red Cross to assist in the relief effort.
A statement shared on Celtic's social media channels said: "The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the club are with all those impacted by the devastating earthquake in Turkey, Syria and the surrounding region."
Buildings were reduced to piles of rubble, and major aftershocks or new quakes, including one nearly as strong as the first, continued to rattle the region.
Rescue workers and residents in multiple cities searched for survivors, working through tangles of metal and concrete.
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A hospital in Turkey also collapsed, and patients, including newborn babies, were evacuated from facilities in Syria.
The quake, which was centred on Turkey’s south-eastern province of Kahramanmaras, was felt as far away as Cairo. It sent residents of Damascus rushing into the street, and jolted awake people in their beds in Beirut.