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Turkey – Syria Earthquake: New-born And Mother Saved After Four Days In Rubble

A new-born baby and his mother have been rescued from rubble in Turkey, around 90 hours after the first of Monday’s deadly earthquakes.

The heavy 7.8 magnitude earthquake that has left more than 21,000 people dead in Turkey.

The 10-day-old boy, named Yagiz, was retrieved from a ruined structure in the southern Hatay province.

The Local Media has described the baby’s rescue as Miraculous as Footage showed the child being carefully taken out overnight. Though hopes of finding many more survivors are diminishing, amid freezing-cold weather four days after the disaster.

However, search and rescue efforts continue in both Turkey and neighbouring Syria – which was struck by the quakes as well.

His mother was brought out on a stretcher while New-born Yagiz was pictured wrapped in a thermal blanket being carried to an ambulance to receive treatment.

 There were no further updates immediately available over the health of both.

According to the Istanbul Mayor, Ekrem Imamoglu, whose teams were reportedly involved in the rescue, he tweeted about the rescue, saying it happened in the town of Samandag.

There have also been fears of a secondary catastrophe, as many people have been made homeless and are lacking shelter, water, fuel and electricity.

Turkish President Recap Tayyip Erdogan has described it as the “disaster of the century”.

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