An 18-year-old named Muhammed Cafer was rescued from the rubble of a building in southern Turkey on Tuesday, the third rescue of the morning some 198 hours after last week’s devastating earthquake, broadcaster CNN Turk reported.
Last Monday’s quake and a major aftershock have killed more than 37,000 people in southern Turkey and northwest Syria
, according to official tallies expected to rise much higher.
A double miracle in Turkey after 198 hours.
Two people have been pulled alive from earthquake rubble. They were trapped for more than 8 days. pic.twitter.com/8nQi7qpis7
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) February 14, 2023
In Turkey’s Adiyman province, broadcasters showed rescue workers carrying Cafer strapped on a stretcher, an oxygen mask on his face and a health worker holding an IV bag, from the site of the collapsed building to a waiting ambulance.
Cafer could be seen moving his fingers as he was carried away.
A short while earlier, rescue workers pulled two brothers alive from the ruins of an apartment block in neighbouring Kahramanmaras province.
State-owned Anadolu news agency identified them as 17-year-old Muhammed Enes Yeninar and his brother, 21-year-old Baki Yeninar
, who was rescued after him.
The rescue forces do not want to stop looking for people alive among the rubble, a young woman is taken out alive a week after the earthquake. #Turquia #Turkey #TurkeyQuake pic.twitter.com/MqzD3ysNHA
— Cassandra Maggio ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@KassandraPlay) February 13, 2023
They were both placed in ambulances and taken to hospital. Their condition was unclear.