Mother, father and son were pulled from the rubble this Saturday; 12yearold child later died
Playback/Turkish Agency AnadoluSamir Muhammed Accar, his wife and son were taken to hospital
rescuers in action Turkey after earthquake that shook the country earlier this month, survivors are still being tracked down 13 days after the disaster. This Saturday the 18th, three people including a child who later died were pulled alive from the rubble in the city of Antakya in Hatay after being buried for 296 hours. According to the local news agency Anadolu, a rescue team from Kyrgyzstan managed to save Samir Muhammed Accar, his wife Ragda and their 12yearold son from the rubble of their house. According to the same source, the boy died shortly after being removed from the rubble, while the adults were hospitalized with injuries of varying degrees. In an interview with the Independent, Accar said he survived by drinking his urine. The bodies of two other children from the same family, who are not of Turkish origin, according to Anadolu, have been removed from the ruins. The victims’ nationalities have not been confirmed, but are believed to be Syrian. Turkey’s earthquake region is home to many of the country’s 3.5 million refugees.
The Kyrgyz team is one of the few foreigners who continue to work on Turkish territory, as several others have returned to their countries of origin. The Brazilian mission remains in the country and now operates precisely in the city of Hatay. Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu announced on Friday evening the 17th that the number of deaths in the country was due to earthquakes 39,772. Looking at the victims in Syria, the disaster claimed more than 45,000 victims in both countries. However, experts estimate that tens of thousands of bodies are buried in the rubble of buildings that collapsed in Turkish and Syrian areas.
*With information from EFE