The number of deaths in the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria has risen to approximately 42,000. The Turkish authorities report today that more than 36,000 people have not survived the disaster. At least 5,800 people have been killed in Syria, according to estimates.
Meanwhile, rescuers are still searching for survivors. Earlier today, a 17-year-old girl was pulled from the rubble in Kahramanmaras, Turkey. She could still be rescued after 248 hours under the debris, reports the Turkish channel TRT.
İşte 17 yaşındaki Aleyna Ölmez’in enkazdan çıkarılma anları.
February 16, 2023
Yesterday, nine days after the quakes, a mother and her two children were pulled alive from the rubble in Antakya, Turkey.
The rescued woman and children showed signs of dehydration but are otherwise in relatively good condition, said a healthcare worker who examined the trio. The mother and her children were taken to hospital. According to aid workers, the woman asked what day it was during her rescue.
The Dutch rescue team USAR will land at Eindhoven Air Base this afternoon. The team has been able to rescue twelve people from collapsed buildings in Turkey. Other teams have taken over the work of USAR.
Turkey and Syria have also experienced some 4,300 aftershocks since last Monday’s devastating earthquakes, Turkish authorities said.
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