Heartwarming rescues of children from the ruins in Syria after earthquake 2:17
A newborn girl was reportedly rescued from the rubble of her home in northern Syria after Monday's massive earthquake.
Her umbilical cord was still attached to her mother when she was found, a relative told Agence France-Presse.
Her mother is believed to have died after giving birth.
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"We heard a voice while we were digging," cousin Khalil al-Suwadi told AFP on Tuesday.
"We cleaned up the dust and found the baby with the umbilical cord (intact) so we cut it off and my cousin took her to the hospital."
A newborn girl receives treatment inside an incubator at a children's hospital in the city of Afrin, Aleppo province, Syria, Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Ghaith Alsayed/AP
A girl who was born amid the rubble caused by Monday's earthquake, seen inside an incubator at a children's hospital in the city of Afrin, Aleppo province, Syria, Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Ghaith Alsayed/AP
A Syrian boy watches as a bulldozer cuts through the rubble of a house in which an entire family except a newborn baby died on February 7, 2023, in the Syrian town of Jandaris.
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The girl is now being treated at a children's hospital in the city of Afrin, where pediatrician Hani Maarouf told AFP the baby is stable but arrived with bruises, lacerations and hypothermia.
The baby is the sole survivor of her immediate family, according to Suwadi.
They lived in a five-story apartment building that was leveled by the earthquake.
Syrians mourn a family and close neighbors who died in the village of Hajji Iskandar, on February 7, 2023. Rami Al Sayed/AFP/Getty Images
A man carries the body of a relative who died in the earthquake, at a cemetery in the city of Jinderis, Aleppo province, Syria, Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Ghaith Alsayed/AP