In Hatay, Indian rescuers pulled seven-year-old girl Asya Donmez from the rubble 95 hours after the earthquake in Turkey, Anadolu agency reports on Friday, February 10.
“Having found Asya under the rubble of the building, rescuers and firefighters from the Kutahya-Tavshanli municipality pulled the child out alive. After providing first aid, she was sent to the hospital, ”the article says.
Search and rescue work of the teams on the spot continues.
Seismologists recorded an earthquake of magnitude 7.7 on the night of February 6 near the Turkish city of Gaziantep, located near the Syrian border. In the afternoon there was another earthquake of magnitude 7.6. Since the first earthquake, at least 285 aftershocks have been registered in the country. Most of the aftershocks were recorded in the central part of Turkey.
On February 9, cynological crews of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations in Turkish Hatay rescued two other people – a woman and a man, a citizen of Turkey. They received medical attention.
The next day in Turkey, a man was rescued from rubble four days after the earthquake. Those around him greeted him with applause.
Meanwhile, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations announced the discovery in Khatai of the bodies of two Russians – a woman and a child. The search for the rest of the family continues. The fact that under the rubble of one of the houses was a family from Moscow – a husband and wife and two children aged 2.5 and 4 years, it became known on February 8. Local residents who used thermal imagers claimed that the Russians were alive and that a crane was needed to reach them. However, the Turkish Ministry of Emergency Situations announced a lack of forces and equipment for rescue. They noted that they put the family on the “waiting list”.
The death toll from the cataclysm is growing every hour. As of February 10, in Turkey, the death toll reached 18,342, 72,424 people were injured. In Syria, 1347 people died, 2295 were injured.
Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan noted that the earthquake was the strongest since 1939. He also said that more than 60 countries of the world have declared their readiness to provide support and assistance to Ankara in eliminating the consequences of the earthquake.
Turkey has declared national mourning until February 12.