Miraculous Rescue of Baby After 128 Hours Trapped in Rubble
On Saturday, February 11th, 2023, a two-month-old baby was rescued from the rubble of a deadly earthquake in southern Turkey. After 128 hours of being trapped in the collapsed building, the infant was taken to a hospital for medical checks. The number of deaths in Turkey rose to 29,605 on Sunday, while more than 4,500 people have died in Syria.
Adnan Muhammet Korkut, a seven-year-old boy who was also rescued from the rubble, said he was asleep in his family’s home when the quake hit. In order to survive, he drank his own urine and ate his family’s flowers. To stay awake, Korkut set an alarm on his phone for every 25 minutes, but the battery went dead after two days. He explained that he could hear voices, but was worried that they couldn’t hear him.
The two earthquakes that struck the region on February 6th have caused a death toll of 28,000 and left thousands of survivors homeless. Thousands of rescue workers are still searching through the flattened neighbourhoods despite freezing weather that has deepened the misery of millions.
In light of these events, the UN aid chief Martin Griffiths has stated that he expects the death toll to at least double. The public is being urged to help the millions in need of assistance and support the survivors.
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