Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria have already left more than 24,000 dead amid recent rescue efforts.

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Two women rescued from rubble after 122 hours in Turkey

MADRID, 11 February (EUROPA PRESS) –

As the international community continues relief efforts and rescue teams make a final effort to continue finding survivors five days after the earthquakes, devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria this week have already claimed the lives of more than 24,000 people.

According to the latest official balance sheet this Saturday, at least 20,665 people died in Turkey alone, with 80,088 injured. There is evidence of 3,553 deaths and 5,276 injuries, for a total of 24,218 in neighboring Syria.

Turkish disaster management agency AFAD confirmed that more than 90,000 people were evacuated from the ten Turkish provinces affected by the earthquake and that more than 166,000 rescue teams and volunteers are currently on site, including 8,000 foreign rescue specialists.

In the last few hours, Turkish emergency services managed to extricate a 70-year-old woman and a 55-year-old woman alive, approximately 122 hours after they were buried under the rubble of two collapsed buildings in the cities of Kahramanmaraş and Diyarbakir. , all this after earthquakes recorded in the south of the country on Monday, near the Syrian border.

70-year-old Violet Tabak, who was trapped in the rubble of a building in the Onikisubat district of Kahramanmaraş for 112 hours, was rescued and taken to the hospital after intense search efforts by the Turkish teams. Attention, Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported.

At the same time, 400 kilometers to the east in Diyarbakir, a 55-year-old woman was being pulled from the rubble of the collapsed building in which she had been closed for more than five days.

Rescue efforts carried out by AFAD and other Turkish emergency services in Yenişehir district for hours prompted Masallah Çiçek, who was injured and taken to the health center, to rescue him.

In the sixth day since the earthquakes, emergency services continue to call in to save living people, a task that gets harder with each passing hour since the standard time a person can stay without water or food in disasters. This is 72 hours.

Source: Noti Merica

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