Turkey/Syria: 6-year-old rescued under rubble, 8,500 died in quake
By Ozgur Alantor and Hamza Sefa Yilmaz and Diyar Guldogan
KASTAMONU, Turkey (AA): A 6-year-old girl was rescued from under the rubble on Wednesday in the quake-hit Adiyaman province 47 hours after two major tremors hit southern Turkey. 6,234 peopel have died in Turkey ad 2470 died in Syria since Monday quake.
Hacer Kacmaz was rescued in the Besni district by a four-member fire brigade team sent from the northern Kastamonu province.
Three hours ago, the same team pulled out the girl’s mother Rukiye Kacmaz from under the debris of a collapsed building.
The child, who was handed over to the medical teams, was referred to the hospital for treatment.
The quakes were also felt in several neighboring countries in the region, including Lebanon and Syria.
At least 2,470 people have been killed and hundreds injured in Syria since Monday’s powerful earthquakes.
[Photo: Baby named Mikail rescued under the rubble 43 hours after 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude earthquakes hit Kahramanmaras, Turkey on February 08, 2023. Photo by Municipality of Gursu / Handout/AA]
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