The government sent 17 more rescue workers to Turkey on Wednesday, including four Kobe firefighters who helped in the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake.

The team also consists of fire officials from Tokyo, Kawasaki and Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture. It is scheduled to arrive in Istanbul late Wednesday night to join rescue operations in western Turkey, which was devastated by an earthquake Tuesday.

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