Turkey after 100 hours people were pulled out of debris devastation caused by earthquake3 min read
Thousands of buildings were destroyed by the earthquake in Turkey
Searching for survivors in the rubble of buildings
People getting alive even after more than 100 hours
Iskenderun (Turkish). More than 100 hours after a strong earthquake struck Turkey, rescue and relief workers heaved a sigh of relief when they managed to pull out some people alive, including six relatives, from the rubble. It is noteworthy that two major tremors of earthquakes of 7.8 and 7.5 magnitude respectively have caused huge devastation in Turkey and Syria and more than 20 thousand people have lost their lives. Rescuers in Turkey’s Iskenderun pulled out six people alive Friday morning after being buried under rubble for 101 hours. Murat Begul, a search and rescue worker, said the six people were able to huddle together in the small space left inside the collapsed building. Helped to survive. All the six people are relatives.
The number of people who died in this earthquake has exceeded the number of deaths due to earthquake and tsunami in Fukushima, Japan, and the process of getting bodies out of the debris is going on, due to which the number of casualties is expected to increase further. Days later, rescue workers pulled 17-year-old Adnan Muhammad Korkut alive from a building in Gaziantep, the epicenter of the earthquake. He was buried under the debris for 94 hours and survived by drinking his own urine. Korkut said, ‘Thank God you (rescuers) came.’ His mother and others bent down and kissed him as Korkut was being wheeled into an ambulance.
After 105 hours, a four-year-old boy named Yogiz Komsu was brought out alive.
Meanwhile, rescue workers in Adiyaman pulled out a four-year-old boy named Yogiz Komsu alive after nearly 105 hours of being buried under the earthquake. According to Haber Turk, who broadcast the rescue work live, after extracting the child, efforts have been started to extract his mother from the debris. After taking the child out, the rescue workers asked the crowd not to make noises of joy as the child was in shock. Haberturk television channel reported that nine people trapped in the rubble of a multi-storey building in the city of Iskenderun have been identified, of whom six people, including a woman, have been evacuated. He said the building was just 200 meters from the Mediterranean Sea and narrowly escaped being inundated by high waves after the quake.
A person can survive in debris for a week or more
More incidents of being pulled out alive from the debris have also come to the fore. The German rescue team said that it had succeeded in extracting a woman alive from the rubble of a house in Kirikhan after about 50 hours. Two teenage sisters were rescued in Kahramanmaras, the most affected by the earthquake. Experts say that a person can survive in the debris for a week or more, but the chances are getting bleaker due to the bitter cold. Significantly, there is severe winter in the area and temporary morgues have been made to keep and identify the dead bodies. In many areas, people are still struggling for tents and food. Meanwhile, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appeared in public on Friday for the first time since the earthquake. He visited Aleppo University Hospital with his wife Asma. He also met rescue workers in the earthquake affected areas.
Earthquake confirmed death of 18,300 people
Turkey’s Disaster Management Agency has so far confirmed the death of 18,300 people and injuries to about 75,000 people due to the earthquake. The government has not told the number of homeless people till now. At the same time, 3,300 people have been confirmed killed in the earthquake in Syria, including which a total of 21,600 people have died in the earthquake so far. At the same time, in the year 2011, the number of people who lost their lives in the earthquake and tsunami in Fukishima, Japan was 18,400. According to Turkey’s Environment and Urban Planning Minister Murat Kurum, about 12,000 buildings in the country have either collapsed or are seriously damaged.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 10, 2023, 22:22 IST