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Turkey Earthquake: Woman Trapped In Rubble Rescued After 22 Hours

February 07, 2023 | by Kinjal Panchal

Turkey and Syria have been hit with massive earthquakes on February 6, 2023, causing immense loss of life and property. Thousands of people are reported to be dead while more are injured. Rescue teams have been sent to the affected sites to search for those trapped in the rubble, and rush them to get medical attention. Videos and pictures are surfacing on the internet from the ongoing rescue missions. In one particular video that has gone viral from Sanliurfa, which is one of the severely affected cities, a woman is rescued 22 hours after being trapped in the rubble. 

In the video, the rescue team has surrounded the rubble, and an ambulance is also kept on standby. The team also had brought in a crane to shift the rubble of the collapsed building to safely get the woman out. After much effort, the team located the woman, got her out, and she was taken to the hospital on a stretcher. 

As per reports, three earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria on Monday. The first one measured 7.7 on the scale which hit early in the morning. The cities and provinces of Pazarcik, Sanliurfa, Adana, Hatay, Killis and more were affected. The second one measuring 7.6 struck the Elbistan region. 243 aftershocks followed these massive quakes.

Speaking of the death toll, as per reports, over two thousand people died on Monday, while over 15 thousand were injured. On Tuesday, the death toll reportedly rose to 4000, while the number of those injured also increased. Those who were tapped into the rubble had to battle freezing temperatures as well. The cold also did not make it easy for rescue operations to take place. 

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Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said that the country has been hit with this big a disaster 84 years after the Erzincan earthquake. A six-day national mourning period has been declared in Turkey due to this disaster as well. 

Our prayers are with those affected by these earthquakes. 

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Kinjal Panchal

Kinjal is a reader of only fiction because, escapism, duh! But at the same time, she is a realist who needs proof of everything.

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