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Earthquake in Turkey: the moving photo of the girl who protected her little brother for 17 hours


They had been buried under the rubble of their home. A miracle of love in the midst of tragedy.

The effects of the earthquakes that took place in Turkey and Syria on Monday, February 6, are devastating.

The number of victims does not stop growing - at the moment there are

11,200 dead

and more than

45,000 injured

- and the little stories that are known are

extremely moving


It is that despite the fact that the rescuers work against the clock, in a hurry and without pause, the harsh weather conditions and the time elapsed

do not play in their favor.  

However, as often happens, there are always cases that add hope;


that come true and call us to believe in the

power of love


This is one of those stories. 

In the midst of the tragedy, the most moving photo.

Photo: Twitter/@mhdksafa

The most touching photo: the girl who protected her little brother for 17 hours

“The 7-year-old girl who kept her hand on her little brother's head to protect him while they were under the rubble for 17 hours has made it out safely.

I see no one shares.

If she were dead, everyone would share!

She shares positivity…”


This tweet, which celebrates life in the midst of tragedy, was posted by

Mohamad Safa

, a representative of the United Nations.

And he refers to the case of the

two little ones

who remained under the remains of their home for

17 endless hours

until they could be rescued.

The images are touching.

The girl not only

took care of her little

brother protecting him during all this time, but she


him and 



him while both are released by rescuers. 

Earthquake in Turkey and Syria: the search for survivors continues


climatic conditions are very harsh

and exhaustion devastates.

However, rescue teams in Turkey and Syria continue their strenuous effort to find survivors trapped in the rubble following the powerful earthquakes measuring 7.8 and 7.5 on the Richter scale. 

For two days and nights since the quake, thousands of first responders worked in freezing temperatures to find survivors under collapsed buildings on both sides of the border.

Even so, emergency workers

were able to save several children found under a collapsed block on Wednesday, February 8,

in the hard-hit Turkish province of Hatay, where entire municipalities disappeared, the


agency reported . 

"Suddenly we heard voices... Immediately we heard the voices of three people at the same time," said lifeguard Alperen Cetinkaya.

"We expect more from them...the chances of getting people out here alive are very high," he added.

An aerial image of the collapsed buildings in the city of Besni, Turkey.

Photo: EFE/EPA

In desperation, both brigade members and civilians remove the rubble from homes and buildings with their own hands after hearing the voices of trapped people crying out for help and

gradually fading away


As the AP

agency reported

, search and rescue teams from around the world arrived - and continue to arrive - in Turkey and Syria. 

However, unfortunately, given the extent of the affected area,

the rescue operation has not been able to reach all the devastated towns


"We could hear their voices, they were asking for help," said Ali Sao, while clarifying that he lost two relatives in the Turkish town of Nurdagi.

Destruction from the


spanned hundreds of kilometers across southeastern Turkey and Syria, toppling thousands of buildings and adding to hardship in a region rocked by Syria's 12-year civil war and refugee crisis.

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Source: clarin

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