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Turkey Earthquake: Rescuers Save Children from the Rubble

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A toddler is carried away to safety in northern Syria. Credit: Video screenshot/Reuters

A child has been saved from the rubble of a building that collapsed after the massive earthquake hit Turkey and Syria on Monday.

Footage shows a rescue team searching in the rubble of a building in Syria’s Azaz, Reuters reports.

The Syrian health ministry says 237 people have been killed in the country – across the government-held provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama and Tartus. More than 600 people are injured, the ministry says.

A similar rescue was filmed in the Turkish city of Urfa, officially known as Sanlıurfa, near the epicenter of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit east of Nurdagi, Gaziantep province.

A man is seen emerging from a hole in the ground pulling a child into safety.


The death toll has risen to 284 from an earthquake that shook Turkey’s south early on Monday, with 2,323 people injured, vice president Fuat Oktay told a news conference.

Reuters reports that he said 70 people were killed in the province of Kahramanmaraş, where the quake epicentre was located, along with 20 people in Osmaniye, 18 in Şanlıurfa, 14 in Diyarbakir and 13 in Adiyaman.

With over 230 killed in Syria, the death toll from the earthquake has now risen above 500.

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