In Turkey, where the hunt for survivors has gone on for a whole week after devastating earthquakes claimed more than 35,000 verified lives, many youngsters were pulled from the rubble on Monday.
According to Turkish Transport Minister Adil Karaismailolu, rescuers extricated a young girl named Hivay from the rubble after 177 hours and freed another girl named Miray after 178 hours, both in the city of Adiyaman.
On Monday in the province of Hatay, a 13-year-old kid named Kaan was also pulled from the wreckage.
The Turkish health minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted, “There is always hope,” along with a brief video of first responders handing Hivay an oxygen mask.
Following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake on February 6 morning, thousands of structures collapsed in southeast Turkey and northern Syria. Nine hours after that earthquake, a nearby 7.5-magnitude earthquake occurred.
According to authorities, Turkey was the location of more than 31,000 fatalities. More than 3,500 casualties were recorded by authorities and first responders in war-torn civil Syria, but the government hasn’t updated the numbers in a few days.
The harsh winter weather and damaged roads hindered the search and rescue operations.
Thousands of thousands of people were hurt, and numerous people still live away from their houses.
Survivor Zehra Kurukafa from Polat said, “We sleep in the mud, all together with two, three, even four families.
According to officials, more than 150,000 individuals received shelter outside Turkey’s hardest-hit areas.
Fuat Ekinci, a farmer in western Turkey, remarked, “Those who have the means are leaving, but we’re impoverished.” “The government advises you to spend a month or two there. How do I get out of here? How do I leave my farms and home behind while they are here? ”
Some said that the Turkish government was unprepared for the catastrophe. The emergency reaction, according to some, took too long.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, claimed this week that despite initial problems, the response had improved.
Throughout a visit to the devastated cities, Erdogan remarked, “It is impossible to be prepared for such a tragedy. “We won’t neglect any of our citizens,” the statement reads.