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.
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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.