Children rescued from earthquake rubble after nearly 200 hours

Rescue workers in and have continued to recover survivors from earthquake rubble nearly 200 hours after they first became trapped. Volunteers discovered a two-year-old girl 159 hours after she was encased in concrete debris on Sunday, February 12. A 10-year-old was also found 12 hours earlier with a mother and her newborn son found at the 90-hour mark. Crews have continued to work around the clock in search efforts, with additional rescues made this morning, but the chances of new “miracle” rescues are quickly shrinking.

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on Monday causing widesp – LIVE BLOG – REPORT – INSIGHT

Turkish authorities with the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) reported 31,643 deaths.

Syria has reported 4,614, split across the country’s government and rebel-held regions.

In Syria’s rebel-held northwest, near the earthquake epicentre, the White Helmets rescue charity estimates that approximately 3,200 people have died.

Health officials with Bashar Al-Assad’s government estimate that at least 1,414 people have died.


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