Syrian Rescuers Find Child in Ruins of Building

8 February 2023 00:25

Civil defence workers continued digging through the rubble in Northwestern Syria looking for survivors in the wake of a devastating earthquake that killed thousands. 

Video released by the opposition Syrian Civil Defence, known as the white helmets showed first responders digging a living child out of the wreckage of a collapsed building in Jinderis, an opposition-held town.

The rescue on Monday (6/2/2023) night was that of a girl called noor, whose dad was standing by as rescuers pulled her from the rubble. Rescuers could be heard telling, talk to your dad, talk as they dug her out and took her safety.

Rescuers in Turkey and war-ravaged Syria searched through the frigid night into Tuesday (7/2/2023), hoping to pull more survivors from the rubble after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, killed more than 4,000 people and toppled thousands of buildings across a wide region.