Eleven days after the earthquake in Turkey, four people were pulled alive from under the rubble, including a 12-year-old boy. He was found after nearly 260 hours by rescuers in Ekinci district in the earthquake-hit Hatay province. The boy was taken to hospital with unknown injuries.
Shortly before, a 29-year-old man was found alive in the Turkish city of Kahramanmaras. According to Turkish media, he is conscious and doing well. This way he could tell his name and asked for his family. The man’s brother speaks of a miracle. “God has not rejected my prayers,” he says. Two men aged 26 and 33 were also rescued in the earthquake area last night.
A video posted on social media shows one of them calling a family member:
Dr. Fahrettin Koca
Hatay’da enkaz altından 261’inci saatte, bu gece kurtarılan Mustafa, tıbbi müdahalenin ardından ilk olarak, telefon numarasını hatırladığı bir yakınını aradı. Kardeşimiz Mustafa’yı bu kadar iyi görmekten çok mutluyuz.
February 17, 2023
The search and rescue teams used thermal cameras and sound equipment to find the survivors. In total, about 250,000 relief workers have been working in the earthquake area since last Monday.
The death toll in Turkey stands at 38,044. About 6,000 people have been killed in Syria, according to the UN.
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