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Where is my mom?; These are some of the dramatic stories of the survivors found under rubble after the earthquake in Turkey.

“The earthquake is more difficult than the war”, in this way residents of Syria and Turkey describe what they are experiencing due to the large-magnitude earthquakes that occurred on Monday, February 6.

In the early morning of that day, an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 centered in the province of Kahramanmaras and shook southern Turkey and northern Syria, leaving a preliminary balance of 1,500 deaths. However, a few hours later another earthquake, but of magnitude 7.5 increased devastation.

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Due to the telluric movements, thousands of structures collapsed, imprisoning several people, so rescue teams fight against time to save the majority of people.

In a new balance on Tuesday, the Turkish authorities increased to 5,434 deaths from the earthquake, this added to the 1,712 deaths in Syria.

Rescuers search for victims and survivors among the rubble of collapsed buildings in Kahramanmaras, Turkey. Photo: AFP Photo: — ADEM ALTAN

At least 45 countries have announced international aid to Turkey and Syria, with the first aid shipments coming from Iran and Iraq.

Several of the rescue tasks have been disseminated through social networks. The Turkish government detailed that at least 8,000 people were rescued from the rubble of the collapsed buildings.

The first hours after the disaster are essential to undertake the rescue tasks since, in addition to the aftershocks, the low temperatures have made the work difficult. The social conflict is also another of the factors that has had an impact, in which the volunteer rescuers must overcome supply problems as well as the collapse of the roads.

A group of 21 Greek rescuers arrived in Hatay, one of the affected Turkish towns, a second rescue team from Japan will arrive in the next few hours, as well as the transfer of the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of the Navy and the Red Cross from Mexico.

Rescuers from France and Qatar have also arrived in Turkey.

rescue of survivors

One of the stories that has become known is about a young man named Boran Kubat, who thanks to social networks managed to be saved.

The 20-year-old was trapped after a building collapsed in the Malatya Zaviye district. On his Instagram account, he managed to post a video on his status in which he shared his location and asked his friends for help.

After six hours of rescue work, he was able to be saved along with his mother, uncle and grandmother. kubat told Anadolus Agency that in the first earthquake it had left the building, but that it returned assuming that it would not tremble again.

This Tuesday the rescue of the Ghanaian player Christian Atsu was also announced, who had signed last September for Hatayspor of the Turkish Super League.

“I have good news. I have just been informed by the president of the Ghanaian association that Christian Atsu has been found in Hatay,” Ambassador Francisca Ashietey-Odunton told the Ghanaian broadcaster. Asaase Radio.

During Monday, up to 185 aftershocks were registered, in addition to the two main shocks: one of 7.8 in the middle of the night (04H17 local) and the other of magnitude 7.5 at noon.

Members of the Syrian Civil Defense, known as the White Helmets, carry a victim from the rubble of buildings in the village of Azmarin in Idlib province. Photo: AFP Photo: — OMAR HAJ KADOUR

In the same town, a seven-year-old girl cried in the arms of a rescuer as she waited for her mother to be rescued alive from under a mountain of rubble.

“Where is my mother?” she said in her pink pajamas.

Turkey’s emergency services revealed that they managed to rescue a four-year-old girl in Kahramanmaraş after being trapped for more than 40 hours.

In Syria, one rescue encouraged teams and it was of a newborn baby girl who was attached by umbilical cord to her deceased mother.

After the ruins of a building in Jindires, in the northwest of the country, the minor was the only survivor of her family since the bodies of her father, mother, three sisters, her brother and her aunt were found in the remains of a building four plants.

Seven-hour-old baby was rescued from the rubble of a building. Photo: AFP Photo: — RAMI AL SAYED

“We were looking for Abu Rudayna (nickname for Abdalá) and his family. First we found his sister, then his wife, then Abu Rudayna, they were together against each other, ”he explains to AFP a family relative, Khalil Sawadi, still in shock.

“Then we heard a noise and we dug (…), we cleaned the place and we found this little girl, praise God,” he says.

In a video circulating on social media, a man is seen carrying a naked, dust-coated baby through the rubble, its umbilical cord still dangling.

The doctors have indicated that the minor would have been born seven hours after the earthquake and although she has bruises, her situation is stable.

The White Helmets also detailed that in the province of Idlib they rescued a man who had been buried under rubble for 26 hours.

While a video shows how this Tuesday, a family could be rescued in the town of Bisnia.


Source: Eluniverso


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