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Trapped boy given water by rescue workers

The heart-breaking footage shows rescue workers giving water to a small boy with a cap and pulling him from the wreckage almost 45 hours after the Turkey/Syria earthquake.

Muhammed Ahmed, a young Syrian boy, was trapped under rubble since Monday morning’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

Ekrem Imamoglu, Istanbul mayor, shared a clip from the difficult-to-watch moment on Twitter.

“Well done Muhammed. “Our search and rescue team saved Muhammed Ahmed, a Syrian citizen, from the rubble of Antakya,” said he.


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The video shows the little boy, who is dehydrated, drinking water from the cap of a bottle. It was carefully given by a rescue worker to him as he was trapped beneath rubble and unable use his arms.

You can hear him crying between each sip as he signals for more water.

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This happens as the death rate has risen to more than 11,000.

In an effort to find signs of life after one of the deadliest earthquakes in over a decade, stretched rescue teams have been scouring Turkey and Syria.

Professor of Disasters and Health at University College London Ilan Kelman stated that the window for post-earthquake rescue and search-and-rescue efforts is closing rapidly.

Sky News has more information about the earthquake:Gruesome, technical Work: How an earthquake rescue and search mission is conducted

Video: Children save

Man journeys from Wales to Turkey in search of his family buried under rubble

Image A boy of eight years is pulled from the rubble in Hatay (Turkey).

He said that while most survivors are pulled out within 72 hours, only a few are able to save their lives. However, every life saved is vital and some people can be extricated after several days.

As seen in Turkey, Syria and elsewhere, “Time is always the enemy.” People die from immediate medical needs, such as bleeding to death and crush injuries. Aftershocks can also cause precarious structures to collapse with people below.

He said that hypothermia could result from the low temperatures or lack of food, and many could die while they wait for rescue.

Search groups from more than twenty-six countries joined thousands of emergency personnel from local areas in the massive rescue operation. Meanwhile, aid pledges came in from all over the globe.

According to Ozel Pikal (ex-journalist), eight bodies were pulled from the rubble of a building in Malatya, Turkey.

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Drone shows earthquake impact in Syria town

Pikal participated in rescue efforts and believes that some victims may have died from freezing temperatures due to the -6C temperature.

He said, “Today isn’t a pleasant one because as of today, there is no hope left Malatya.” “No one is emerging alive from the rubble.”

He stated that a hotel in the city collapsed and that more than 100 people may be trapped. There is also a shortage in rescuers and the cold has slow down government and volunteer teams’ efforts to rescue them.

Access and mobility have been affected by road closures and extensive damage to the region.

Mr Pikal stated that cold makes it impossible for our hands to pick up any objects. “Work machines are required.”


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