While hopes of finding more survivors among the thousands trapped under the rubble after the devastating earthquake that hit southern Turkey and northwestern Syria are waning, rescuers are still surviving from the rubble. A Syrian refugee boy named Muhammad Ahmed was found under the rubble of a completely collapsed building in the southern Turkish city of Hatay. The little boy looked exhausted after 45 hours in the dark, buried in the mud, but he didn’t give up.
A video clip documented the rescue as the little boy appeared to be drinking water from a bottle cap before being pulled from the rubble. While Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu shared a video on social media, commenting: “Well done Mohammed. Antakya.
Remarkably, an earthquake that hit Turkey at dawn on Monday (February 6) with a magnitude of 7.8 was followed a few hours later by another earthquake of almost the same magnitude, which destroyed thousands of buildings, including hospitals, schools and housing estates. and wounded tens of thousands. Leaving countless people homeless both in Turkey and northern Syria. The death toll jumped to 8,000 yesterday. However, rescuers are still on the job and race against time in harsh winter conditions to retrieve survivors from the rubble of collapsed buildings. At the same time, the World Health Organization expected that the number of victims would increase by 8 times.