More than 4,300 people have died and rescuers are racing to pull survivors from beneath the rubble after a devastating earthquake ripped through Turkey and Syria, leaving destruction and debris on each side of the border. However, there are miracles in which people have been rescued unharmed and alive. Lady Zainab’s Shrine was one of the places that remained unscathed when the disaster struck. The chandeliers continued to swing, and people could be seen praying.
Lady Zainab’s Shrine is located where the earthquake wreck havoc. Destruction is spreading everywhere in Syria. In the capital of Damascus, Aleppo and Al-Takhiya, the earthquake caused buildings to sway like swings and the ground collapsed. People slept in beds at night and came out of the rubble.
— 🇵🇰mehru 👽 (@peacehug_mehru) February 6, 2023
One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the region in a century shook residents from their beds at around 4 a.m. on Monday, sending tremors as far away as Lebanon and Israel.
In Turkey, at least 2,921 people were killed and more than 15,800 others injured, according to Turkey’s head of disaster services, Yunus Sezer.
In the western city of Aleppo, people ran for their lives. The building kept collapsing and raising dust.
Survivors are still being dragged from the wreckage in Turkey and Syria, more than 24 hours after a strong earthquake demolished thousands of houses, killing almost 5,000 people. Among the survivors was a 14-year-old kid with a black eye who looked to be alert as rescuers took him on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance in the southern Turkish city of Kahramanmaras.
— Abier (@abierkhatib) February 6, 2023
While the boy’s rescue provides some hope that others might escape the subzero temperatures, the death toll continues to rise as search terms navigate blocked roads, destroyed infrastructure, and powerful aftershocks to reach the afflicted region.
Just after the series of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, which has claimed more than 4,000 lives, a miracle baby was found by the rescuers under the rubble. The video of the baby being rescued from the collapsed structure has gone viral online. In the short video, we can see a rescuer carrying the newborn baby and rushing out of the fallen structure for help.
The video was shared by Hoshang Hassan, Journalist, SME in Syrian and Kurdish affairs. “A baby was born while his mother was being rescued from the rubble as a result of the earthquake that occurred today,” Hassan has tweeted.
A baby was born while his mother was being rescued from the rubble as a result of the earthquake that occurred today. pic.twitter.com/SOSuta5LAW
— Hoshang Hassan (@HoshangHesen) February 6, 2023