In the Turkish city of Malatya, a man was pulled out from under a collapsed seven-story building, who had lain under the rubble for a day and remained alive. Izvestia correspondent Stanislav Grigoriev shared the relevant footage on Tuesday, February 7.
“A real miracle is happening before our eyes: a day later, a living person was pulled out from under the rubble. All onlookers are asked to step aside, to clear the passage for the ambulance, ”the correspondent said.
The recording shows a destroyed building, under which, according to Grigoriev, there are at least 60 people. Relatives crowded around the rescuers clearing the rubble in the hope of saving loved ones.
Seismologists recorded an earthquake of magnitude 7.7 on the night of February 6. It happened near the Turkish city of Gaziantep, located near the Syrian border. Several dozen aftershocks followed. In the afternoon there was another earthquake of magnitude 7.6.
As a result of the earthquake in Turkey, 5,434 people were killed and 31,777 were injured. Syrian provinces also suffered as a result of the natural disaster. According to the latest data, 812 people became victims of the tragedy in the country, more than 1.4 thousand people were injured.
The Turkish Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that since the first earthquake, at least 285 repeated tremors have been registered in the country. The country’s emergency services have been put on high alert. Now rescue groups of more than 12 thousand people are working on the ground.
Rescuers from the Russian Emergencies Ministry also arrived in Turkey and Syria on February 7 to assist in the aftermath of the earthquake.
Igor Akmaev, deputy head of the search and rescue service of the Centrospas detachment of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, said that there are still chances to find survivors under the buildings destroyed in Turkey after the earthquake.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the earthquake was the strongest since 1939. A nationwide mourning has been declared in the country until February 12. In addition, the head of state declared ten provinces of the country affected by the earthquake as an emergency area and declared a state of emergency in them.