2-year old rescued from rubble 79 hours after Turkey quake

A two-year-old boy was rescued from the rubble of a collapsed building in the southern city of Antakya today, 79 hours after a massive earthquake hit the area this week, killing more than 19,000 people in Turkey and Syria. .

Footage from the Turkish Humanitarian Aid Foundation (IHH) showed rescue workers peering through a narrow opening into the rubble of a building in Antakya and pulled out the crying boy. An official from Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (Afad) picked up the boy and handed him over to medical personnel, while bystanders filmed the rescue on their phones.

Hundreds of thousands of people who have been left homeless following the earthquake have settled in southern Turkey, enduring the cold weather and lack of property, with the hope of many others fading away. -survive in the ruins.

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