Earthquake in Turkey A man was found alive in the

Earthquake in Turkey: A man was found alive in the rubble 11 days after the earthquake

The survivor, a 45-year-old man, was pulled from a pile of rubble in Hatay province, near the border with Syria. Rescue teams are on site.

A man was discovered in the ruins on Friday, 278 hours, or 11 days, after the earthquake that struck southern Turkey on February 6, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter.

The survivor, Hakan Yasinoglu, 45 years old according to private broadcaster NTV, was found on the twelfth day of the disaster in the ruins of Hatay province, near the Syrian border, which notably includes the completely devastated city of Antakya.

The survivor was pulled from a mountain of rubble, according to a video of the opposition mayor of Istanbul, Ekrem Imamoglu, who dispatched rescue teams from the city administration to the affected areas.

More than 40,000 dead

The last three survivors discovered were also found in central Antakya: two men aged 33 and 26 were rescued “261 hours” after the earthquake and a 14-year-old boy just ahead of them, Fahrettin Koca said on Friday morning.

The latest official death toll from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria at 4 a.m. local time (2 a.m. French time) on February 6 surpassed 41,000 deaths.

The chances of survival now seem lower around the earthquake’s epicenter further north, in mountainous regions like Kahramanmaras and even in snow-covered regions of Elbistan and Adiyaman, where the thermometer has dropped to -15°C at night.

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