Teen rescued in Turkey 198 hours after earthquake
An 18yearold and two brothers, aged 17 and 21, were rescued from rubble in southern Turkey on Tuesday (14). they were withdrawn almost 200 hours (more than 8 days) after the earthquake that shook the structures Turkish on the first Sunday of the month.
The 7.8 magnitude quake was followed by thousands of aftershocks killing them more than 37 thousand people between Turkey and Syria, according to official counts.
In the Turkish province of Adiyman, broadcasters showed Rescuers with 18yearold Muhammed Cafer, who was tied up and taken away on a stretcher. Cafer could be seen flexing his fingers as he was led away.
1 of 2 Muhammed Cafer, 18, is rescued by aid workers in Adiyaman city, Turkey — Photo: Ihlas News Agency (IHA) via Portal Muhammed Cafer, 18, is rescued by aid workers in Adiyaman city, Turkey — Photo: Ihlas News Agency (IHA) via Portal
Shortly before, rescue teams withdrew two living brothers of the ruins of an apartment building in the neighboring province of Kahramanmaras. The staterun Anadolu News Agency identified them as 17yearold Muhammed Enes Yeninar and his brother, 21yearold Baki Yeninar, who was rescued after him.
Both were loaded into ambulances and taken to the hospital. As of the last update of this news, there was still no news about her health status.
A woman, this time in the city of Hatay, was rescued 203 hours after the quake. The information was published by the network “TRT Haber”.
Rescuers sleep under rubble in Turkey
Though efforts are now more focused on helping the homeless, rescue teams continue to relentlessly search for more survivors beneath the rubble.
Early on Tuesday, men taking part in the searches were filmed sleeping under rubble during their breaks so as not to waste time going back and forth to the tents and sites the teams were to house.
That said the Turkish Minister of Urbanization Murat Kurum around 42,000 buildings have collapsed and urgently need to be demolished or badly damaged in ten cities.
2 of 2 People warm up around a makeshift campfire in the Turkish city of Kahramanmaras in front of rubble — Photo: Suhaib Salem/Portal Portal