Rescuers pull five survivors out of ruins 204 hours after earthquake in Turkey


ISTANBUL (Reuters) – At least five survivors were rescued from the rubble of an earthquake-hit area in Turkey on Tuesday, eight days after Turkey’s worst earthquake in modern history, local media reported.

A woman and a man were pulled from the ruins of a city in southern Hatay about 204 hours after an earthquake hit the region and parts of northwestern Syria, according to Turkish media.

An 18-year-old boy named Muhammad Khafr has been rescued from the rubble of a building in southern Turkey some 198 hours after Monday’s quake, CNN Turk said.

In Turkey’s Adiman province, broadcasters showed rescue workers carrying Kafel strapped to a stretcher, oxygen masks on their faces and medical workers with IV bags from the site of a collapsed building to a waiting ambulance. broadcasted.

Kafel could be seen moving his fingers in a fascination.

Shortly before, rescue workers rescued two brothers alive from the ruins of an apartment building in neighboring Kahramanmaras state.

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The state-run Anadolu News Agency identified them as 17-year-old Muhammad Enes Yeninar and his 21-year-old brother, Baki Yeninar, who was rescued after him.

Both were put into an ambulance and taken to the hospital. Their condition was unknown.

The combined death toll in Turkey and neighboring Syria from the disaster now exceeds 37,000.

Reported by Ezgi Erkoyun. By Darren Butler.Editing by Kim Coghill and Jonathan Spicer

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