Turkey-Syria Earthquake: Children rescued alive, death count surpasses 22,000

Himalaya Times
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On Friday, rescuers pulled children alive from the rubble of the Turkey-Syria earthquake as the death count surpassed 22,000, according to reports.

As crews entered a fifth day of peeling back flattened buildings, Turkish media reported rescues of young children, long after the expiration of the 72-hour window when survivors are considered most likely to be found.

In the 105th hour, rescuers pulled 18-month-old Yusuf Huseyin from the debris in the southeastern city of Antakya. Twenty minutes later, they rescued seven-year-old Muhammed Huseyin, NTV news channel reported.

Three-year-old Zeynep Ela Parlak was also rescued in Antakya on Friday and in in Gaziantep two people were pulled out alive including a child whose age was not known.

On Thursday, rescuers pulled a 10-day-old baby and his mother out alive after 90 hours trapped in hard-hit Hatay province.


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