4 days under the rubble didn’t kill this newborn and her mother in the Turkey-Syria earthquake.

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4 days under the rubble didn’t kill this newborn and her mother in the Turkey-Syria earthquake.
After nearly 90 hours, a newborn boy and his mother were pulled from the wreckage in Turkey, where catastrophic earthquakes struck on Monday.

Yagiz, a 10-day-old baby, was found in a collapsed building in the southern province of Hatay.

The nocturnal extraction of the youngster was captured on camera and hailed as a miracle by local news outlets.

4 days after the disaster, with the temperature still extremely cold, the prospects of discovering many more lives are slim.

Search and rescue operations are ongoing in both Turkey and nearby Syria, which was also hit by the earthquakes.

Baby Yagiz was photographed being brought to an ambulance, wrapped in a warm blanket.

A stretcher bearing his mom was wheeled out. Regarding their current health status, no new information was readily available.

Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, whose crews were apparently involved in the rescue, tweeted that the rescue took place in the town of Samandag.

Also, a man was seen being pulled from the rubble in footage obtained by Reuters, however, it was unclear whether or not he was related to the other two men.

Since the original 7.8-magnitude quake on Monday morning and the hundreds of sequels that followed, more than 1.5 million people have perished, most of them in Turkey.

As a result, many people are now without homes, water, gasoline, or electricity, and there are fears of a secondary tragedy.

It has been called the “tragedy of the century” by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Mr. Erdogan has been criticized by opposition politicians for being unprepared for the earthquake and their spending of the estimated 88 billion lira ($4.6 billion; £3.8 billion) earned via an “earthquake tax.” The original intention of the tax, which was instituted after a devastating earthquake in 1999 claimed the lives of more than 17,000 people, was to fund improvements to emergency services and measures to reduce the likelihood of future disasters.

According to Turkey’s major opposition party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, Mr. Erdogan’s government “had not planned for earthquakes for 20 years” on Wednesday.

Recent days have seen reports of miraculous survival or heroic rescues despite the widespread destruction.

A girl who was delivered under a collapsed building in northwest Syria has received thousands of adoption offers.

Baby Aya (which means “miracle” in Arabic) was rescued with her umbilical cord still attached to her mother, who had perished along with the rest of the family.


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