2-week old baby found alive and safe, two days after Turkey earthquake (Video)

By on Oct 25, 2011 in Amazing, Asia, Natural Disasters Comments

A baby girl was found alive and safe in the rubble on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, two days after the Turkey earthquake, as shown in the video below.

2-week old baby girl Azra Karaduman, rescued,
two days after Turkey earthquake

Image Credit: AP

According to international news sites that day, a 2-week old baby girl was pulled out from of an apartment building in Ercis, which collapsed due to the 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Sunday.

The so-called Turkey miracle baby, named Azra Karaduman, was wrapped in a blanket and was handed over to a medic, with her mouth covered by a mask to provide oxygen.

“It was hard to rescue them” because of the tight space.” Rescue worker Tansu Bayram was quoted at CNN, as a thin rescuer that would fit enough the hole was chosen to get the baby.

As noted at CNN, Azra, a 3-week premature baby, was found along with her mother and paternal grandmother. The mother was alive but the status of grandmother was not confirmed.

Meanwhile, Azra‘s father was said to be still trapped under the rubble and Turkey rescue workers (wearing bright orange jumpsuits) are still searching for him.

Thousands of local rescuers were deployed in other areas particularly in Van Province, which was the epicenter of the earthquake.

As of this writing, state news reports that the official death toll is 366 and 1,300 others are injured, while around 2,262 buildings collapsed.

Turkey miracle baby rescued, two days after earthquake
Video Credit: RussiaToday/YouTube

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