They spent more than 250 hours in the trap and managed to survive. In some cities, the searches have already been suspended.
11 days have passed since then tragic earthquake that hit much of the Southeast Turkeyon the border to Syriaand still further miraculous rescues under the rubble. This Thursday, two young women were rescued after more than 250 hours on the verge of death.
The 17-year-old teenager Aleyna Olmez It was found beneath the remains of a building where searches had been focused days earlier. “He seemed fine. He opened and closed his eyes,” said Ali Akdogan, a miner involved in the rescue operations in Kahramanmaras, a town near the quake’s epicenter.
And he continued: “We’ve been working here for a week now, in this building. We came hoping to hear something. We’re happy if we find something alive, even if it’s a cat.”
The girl’s uncle, crying, hugged all the rescuers one by one and could not believe that his niece was still alive. “We will never forget you,” he told them.
The uncle of Aleyna Olmez (C) reacts after the 17-year-old was rescued from a collapsed building 248 hours after the earthquake that struck parts of Turkey and Syria on February 16, 2023 in Kahramanmaras. (Photo by OZAN KOSE /AFP)
As the broadcaster NTV reported, the next rescue was pending neslihan kilića young woman in her twenties who was found 258 hours after the first tremor that was felt in this city. More than 250 bodies have already been found in the building where she was found.
After 11 days, the emergency services are still looking for people to rescue, which is becoming more difficult with every passing hour. That’s the way it is Like Syria, Turkey has already suspended rescue efforts in some regions.
In the areas that are still active, teams from France, Australia, Spain, Romania and Argentina, among others, are working on rescue and humanitarian aid tasks.
Argentine rescuers found three people alive in the rubble
Argentine rescuers, working with two federal police dogs, helped find three other people alive in the rubble left by Turkey’s devastating earthquake.
“A motorbike came by asking for help, when we saw the situation we drove to the spot and sure enough there were people under the rubble,” Sergeant Yarte said of saving lives.
And I add; “The feeling we have in our body is the truth that we can’t explain it because in the midst of so much chaos it really is a miracle.”
Nine days after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake with strong aftershocks that shook Turkey and Syria, Argentina’s humanitarian aid contingent of state civilian volunteers, White Helmets, the Federal Police USAR Brigade and support from the National Risk Management System (SINAGIR) has begun dependent on the National Security Ministry, began rescue work.
In the pictures published by the Federal Foreign Office, two federal police dogs can be seen working together to search for people under the rubble. They are Indio and Akira, a border collie and a Malinois sheepdog working under orders from First Sergeant Gómez and First Corporal Oliva.
With information from AFP and EFE.