Rescue teams sift through rubble in quake-hit cities in Turkey

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A large-scale search and rescue operation continues in southern Turkey as rescuers dig through rubble to save lives

Rescue crews continued on Monday searching for survivors underneath rubble in many cities in southeast Turkey after a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake shook the country killing hundreds of people.

A total of 2,786 members of rescue teams coming from all around Turkey have been working on the earthquake-hit regions, Turkey’s vice president Fuat Oktay said.

The images of the people who were rescued from the wreckage increase hope.

A video, filmed by one of the civil defense crew shows the scene in Urfa, where a baby was pulled out by the rescue crew.

Besides rescue teams, blankets, food, and psychological support teams from several provinces of the country were also sent to the region.