• Sat. Apr 1st, 2023

Turkey earthquake: Baby rescued from rubble

A 10-day-old baby has miraculously been plucked from the rubble of a collapsed building in Turkey after living half of his life trapped underground.

The boy, named Yagiz, was found under the rubble of a building in the Samandag district of Hatay province in southern Turkey following the earthquake last week, which has now claimed more than 21,000 lives.

His mother was also found.

Footage from the scene showed the dramatic moment when rescuers pulled the baby from the debris of a building.

They carefully wrapped him in a warm thermal blanket and rushed him to an ambulance.

Another similar story came from Hatay province, where a seven-year-old girl named Asya Donmez was rescued after being trapped for 95 hours.

She was taken to hospital for medical treatment and is expected to make a full recovery. These miraculous rescues bring hope to a devastated community and serve as a testament to the bravery and perseverance of the rescue workers who risk their lives to save others.

The 7.8-magnitude tremor has so far claimed the lives of more than 21,000 people in Turkey and Syria.

The bodies of seven Cypriot students killed in the wreckage have been returned home, with Turkish media reporting that 19 children in the group died.

Two dozen children aged 11 to 14 from the island, along with 10 parents, four teachers and a volleyball coach, were in the southern Turkish city of Adiyaman when Monday’s quake hit.

The children had been taking part in a school volleyball tournament and had been staying in a hotel in Adiyaman that was completely destroyed by the quake.

“The bodies of 19 students have been found under the rubble,” a correspondent for Turkey’s NTV channel said.

A plane arrived in Cyprus the early hours of Friday with the bodies of the seven children as well as two teachers and a parent, local TV images showed.

Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar welcomed the bodies accompanied by other government and military officials of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot statelet of northern Cyprus.

Officials on Friday confirmed 16 members of the group had died. The tragedy has devastated the small breakaway statelet on the Mediterranean island of 270,000 residents.

The region’s government had declared a national mobilisation, hiring a private plane so they could join the search-and-rescue effort for the children.

with AFP

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