10-day baby rescued after 90 hours under rubble
A 10-day-old baby in Turkey's Hatay province who had spent 90 hours under the rubble was finally rescued Thursday night along with his mother as a desperate search comes to an end in most parts of the country after a massive twin quake killed thousands and left millions without a roof in freezing weather.
The good news was announced by the mayor of Istanbul on Twitter, who said:
"Yagiz Ulas baby is only 10 days old. He was pulled out of the rubble with his mother in Samandag, Hatay, 90 hours after the earthquake."
Almost at the same time, another rescue team from Istanbul managed to save a 45-year-old woman from under the rubble in Adiyaman.
The team, which came from Esenler district of Istanbul, rescued Canan Gececi in the Golbasi district of Adiyaman after hearing her voice.
Several other people were rescued from the rubble of buildings during the night, including a 10-year-old boy saved with his mother after 90 hours in the Samandag district of Hatay province.
Also in Hatay, a seven-year-old girl named Asya Donmez was rescued after 95 hours and taken to hospital, the state-owned Anadolu news agency reported.
But hopes were fading that many more would be found alive in the ruins of thousands of collapsed buildings in towns and cities across the region.