Rescuers pull mother, 35, daughter, 6, from rubble of collapsed building 117 hours later
Harrowing photos show the moment a mother and her child were rescued from the remains of a building in Turkey – it collapsed 117 hours after Turkey’s earthquake.
The photos show Ozlem Yilmaz, 35, and her 6-year-old daughter Hatice, being carried to safety in the arms of a rescuer in Adiyaman, in a southeastern region devastated by Monday’s earthquake.
The group of rescuers risked their lives to save the family when a man not wearing protective gear crawled into the cave after heavy machinery forced open an opening in the rubble.
The baby was lying on a stretcher as a rescue team took her to safety.
Other rescue missions across the devastated country have also taken part, as pictures show the happy moment when a traumatized-looking black and white cat was rescued from Hatay – four and a half hours away.
Ozlem Yilmaz, 35, and her 6-year-old daughter Hatice were taken to safety in the arms of a rescuer in Adiyaman
The child survived and was lying on a stretcher when she was taken to safety
More than 20,665 have been killed across Turkey, in addition to at least 3,500 in Syria
The death toll has risen as more than 24,150 people have been killed – across Turkey more than 20,665 have been killed, in addition to at least 3,500 in Syria.
About 80,000 people are being treated in hospitals while 1.05 million are homeless.
Thousands of people across the country are being rescued every day as more than 31,000 rescuers from hundreds of Turkish communities unite to help find each other’s loved ones.
In Turkey’s largest city, Diyarbakir, around 67 people have fled to safety over the past 24 hours after being trapped under the devastating rubble of their home caused by the 7.7 magnitude quake.
Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay said: “Our main goal is to ensure that they return to normal life by providing them with permanent housing within a year and that they recover from their pain as soon as possible.”
Unfortunately, this community effort isn’t the case for all people, as looters have been caught making their way through damaged properties amid the aftermath.
Her family’s home collapsed 117 hours after the earthquake struck Turkey, wreaking havoc across the city
The team used heavy machinery to penetrate the rubble in hopes of rescuing families crushed beneath the building
Other rescue missions across the devastated country have also taken part, as pictures show the happy moment when a traumatized-looking black and white cat was rescued from Hatay
Thousands of people across the country are being rescued every day as more than 31,000 rescuers from hundreds of Turkish communities band together to find each other’s loved ones – including their beloved animals
These selfish looters were not taken lightly by grieving families, as footage emerged of Turkish police and angry bystanders rounding up and beating the thugs.
There have been reports of earthquake victims being forced to break into supermarkets and raid food and shelter to keep from succumbing to the freezing temperatures without supplies.
But as with any natural disaster, for every victim in need there are plenty of opportunistic thieves ready to jump at the chance to take what they can, wherever they can amidst the chaos.
Several clips circulating on social media showed a number of suspected looters, many far too well groomed and freshly dressed to be caught by the quake, and arrested by police.
They were later forced to kneel in rows by their captors, and some who protested were kicked or nailed to the ground.
Other clips showed angry citizens handing out slaps and a few kicks before the thieves were marched off by disgraced military officials.
In some cases, the beatings went beyond the limits of the security forces, who were forced to intervene to prevent vigilantes from seriously injuring the accused.
Angry citizens reeling from the tremor beat many of the looters they had rounded up with security officials. A man kicks and kicks a looter’s head. It’s unclear if he’s a vigilante or a security guard
A man lies on the ground and is hit in the face. The footage then shows others on the ground, with blood splattered on the sidewalk
Military officers lead a suspected looter away from damaged property in a headlock with his arms pinned behind his back
The initial nighttime 7.8-magnitude tremor, followed hours later by a smaller one, wiped out entire sections of major Turkish cities in a region home to millions of people fleeing Syria’s civil war and other conflicts.
The subsequent 7.5 magnitude quake struck at 1:24 p.m. (10:24 GMT) two and a half miles southeast of the town of Ekinozu and about 60 miles north of the first quake, which wreaked havoc in Turkey and Syria.
Monday’s first quake struck north of Gaziantep in Turkey, which is about 60 miles from the Syrian border and has a population of about 2 million and is home to a large number of Syrian refugees.
It struck at 4:17 a.m. local time (01:17 GMT) at a depth of about 11 miles, the US Geological Survey said. A strong 6.7 magnitude aftershock rumbled about 10 minutes later, wreaking further havoc. Turkey’s own agency said 40 aftershocks were felt.
GMT) at a depth of about 11 miles, the US Geological Survey said. A strong 6.7 magnitude aftershock rumbled about 10 minutes later, wreaking further havoc. Turkey’s own agency said 40 aftershocks were felt.
Buildings have been reported to have collapsed from southern Syria’s cities of Aleppo and Hama to Turkey’s Diyarbakir – more than 200 miles northeast.
Tremors from the quake – which lasted about a minute and could be Turkey’s strongest on record – were felt as far away as Greenland, the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland said. People in Egypt, Lebanon and also Cyprus were also reported to feel tremors while authorities in Italy briefly issued a tsunami warning.
Orhan Tatar, an official with Turkey’s Disaster Management Agency, told reporters that the two quakes were independent of each other. It wasn’t immediately clear how much damage the second quake had caused, which like the first was felt across the region and vulnerable rescuers struggled to pull victims from the rubble.
After a 3.8-magnitude earthquake struck Buffalo, New York, weather forecaster Tyler Metcalf tweeted that the Turkey quake may have “destabilized faults around the world.”
Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Agency said there were 1,541 deaths and another 7,600 injured in 10 Turkish provinces as a result of the quake. The president previously described it as the country’s worst disaster since 1939 (when 33,000 people were killed in the Erzincan earthquake).
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