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Family of five trapped for 129 hours pulled from earthquake rubble

Five members of the same family were pulled alive from the debris of their Turkish home – just 129 hours after the devastating earthquake.

He insisted that his children were saved first, before being rescued by search teams.

This rescue offered some hope in the face the devastation caused by Monday’s 7.8 magnitude quake.

Quake was the region’s “worst events in 100 years” – Turkey-Syria’s latest


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UN – Most devastating earthquake in 100 years

The disaster has claimed the lives of more than 25,000 people and left thousands of buildings in ruin.

A UN aid chief warned that will see more deaths than .

Another 80,000 people have been hurt and many are homeless.

More about the Turkey-Syria Earthquake

Although there are no signs of life, hope is still alive that someone will be found alive in the freezing temperatures. However, survivors continue to be pulled from the rubble.

Rescuers found Havva and Fatmagul aslan, a mother and daughter, trapped under the rubble of their home, in Nurdagi, Gaziantep province.

Later, they reached Hasan Aslan the father. However, he demanded that Zeynep and Saltik Bugra be saved first.

Rescuers cheered as the man was being taken to an ambulance.

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“They just can’t deal” with the number of dead

Thermal cameras are now being used by emergency workers to identify signs of life. This is a sign of the vulnerability of those still trapped.

The region is still bitterly cold and many people don’t have shelter.

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People in the region already affected by Syria’s 12-year civil conflict have been further hurt by the devastating earthquake.

Many areas of Syria have been isolated by the conflict, making it difficult to receive aid.

According to the UN refugee agency, almost five and a half million people could have been made homeless in Syria.


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