‘God is great’ rescuers cry as family of 5 pulled from earthquake rubble in Turkey

Rescue teams working in Turkey have pulled 5 members of one family alive from the rubble of the earthquake which has devastated parts of the country and neighbouring Syria.

Sky News reported that the family were found in the wreckage of their home in the town of Nurdag in Gaziantep province.

Rescuers first managed to pull out the mother and daughter before reaching the father of the family who insisted that his other son and daughter first be saved.

When they managed to also pulled him to safety, cheers of ‘God is great’ rang out, the report said.

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake has left 25,000 people dead with the death toll expected to rise. The UN has described the disaster as the worst in 100 years.

Rescue crews are using thermal cameras to locate survivors trapped in the rubble as desperate attempts continue in both Syria and Turkey.

Rescue teams continue to find survivors trapped in the rubble  – glimmers of hope in such dark times.


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