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Baby in Turkey rescued from rubble 68 hours after earthquake

The baby named Helen was rescued nearly three days after the initial earthquake hit Turkey and Syria Monday morning.
Rescue workers search for survivors following an earthquake.
Posted at 2:41 PM, Feb 09, 2023

Rescuers in Turkey and Syria continue pulling people alive from the rubble days after a massive earthquake struck the two nations earlier this week.

According to Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu, one of those rescued was an infant. While Istanbul was not among the areas hardest hit by the earthquake, the city sent rescuers to help with relief efforts.

The baby named Helen was pulled from the rubble Thursday morning, 68 hours after the quake.

According to CNN Turk, one of the rescuers said, “I would die for you. Thank God!” during the rescue.

İmamoğlu reported that his rescuers have saved 424 victims from the rubble.

Survivors of Turkey, Syria earthquake struggle to stay warm, fed

Survivors of Turkey, Syria earthquake struggle to stay warm, fed

While stories of miraculous rescues buoyed spirits, the grim reality of the hardship facing tens of thousands who survived the disaster cast a pall.


“Both Turkish and international teams are working together in multiple sites. We are keeping hopes and spirits high,” he tweeted.

Although hundreds are being pulled from the rubble, others have not been as lucky. According to the Associated Press, 19,300 have died from the earthquake.