The Sunday Review
An indecisive woman asked her rescuers for guidance. “What day is it?” When pulled alive from The rubble Last week’s earthquake after 228 hours, Turkey’s state-run news agency Anadolu reported Wednesday, as another woman aged 77 was also rescued from The debris.
Learn More than nine days after a powerful quake Turkey and Syria were shaken by the disaster, but rescuers continued to pull people out of danger. from The rubbleThe woman survived, in defiance of all predictions. On Wednesday, Turkey’s Ministry of National Defense released video showing rescuers extricating the 77-year-old woman from On Tuesday at 212 hours, debris was found in Adiyaman. after It was a powerful earthquake.
Anadolu identified the woman as Fatma, and stated that her family hugged them after She was saved.
Another woman was questioned “What day is it?” after Surviving under the rubble with her two children for 228 hours, according to Turkey’s state-run news agency Anadolu. Mehmet Eryilmaz, a rescue worker, spoke about how they discovered the mother. “The mother was happy to see us. I held her hand at first. We talked, chatted, and calmed her down.”
Eryilmaz is also mentioned more He spoke with his mother about her first request for water. However, he stated that they didn’t give any without the intervention from paramedics. Anadolu heard Eryilmaz tell Anadolu that her first question was “Water”. “What day is it?”
Eryilmaz was also informed by her that Ela is her name and that she has two children. a For the girl a Who pulled the boy? from The rubble She is with her. Anadolu said that she was a Foreign national, but didn’t mention which nationality.
Also on Wednesday, another woman, identified as 45-year-old Melike İmamoğlu, was rescued after Inch 222 rubble in the city of Kahramanmaras, according to Turkey’s state television TRT Haber.
The teams from southern Turkey stated that earlier they could still hear the voices of survivors trapped in their homes.
Live images broadcast on The Sunday Review affiliate The Sunday Review Turk on Tuesday showed rescuers working in two areas of the Kahramanmaras region, where they were trying to save three sisters – but it’s unclear if the sisters survived.
Emergency workers were also saved in the region. a According to TRT Haber state broadcaster, the burial of a woman aged 35 was thought to have lasted for about 205 hours. Others were rescued too – two broThers, two men and a women – all on Tuesday, eight days after the quake.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, The Sunday Review’s Chief Medical Correspondent, who’s in Turkey’s Hatay province, says it’s unusual for people to survive more than 100 Hours trapped in rubble – most are rescued Within 24 hours.
He does however, say that freezing temperatures are acceptable in quake People trapped in the zone might have an extended survival time.
“The cold weather is a double edged sword. On the one hand, it makes it very difficult, it is below freezing right now… On the other hand, it may reduce the demands for water. Perhaps that is playing into this,” He stated.
“There is not a lot of data on how long people could survive in these situations but we are seeing those rescues 200 hours out.”
In Syria, the focus of rescue operations is shifting to disaster recovery. UN workers and UN staff are working together to help survivors through two new crossings that were approved by Damascus’ government.
UNaid chief Martin Griffiths tweets that 11 trucks carrying UN assistance crossed the Bab Al Salam passage into north Syria on Tuesday. more The Bab Al-Hawa crossing was used to allow trucks into the area.
Both sides of the border have been reminded by the World Health Organization, (WHO), that it is important to “focus on trauma rehabilitation” When treating the victims of the catastrophe.
The WHO’s Turkey Representative Batyr Berdyklychev highlighted the “growing problem” This is a “traumatized population,” Stressing the importance of mental and psychological health services for the affected areas.
“People only now start realizing what happened to them after this shock period,” Berdyklychev told a Briefing for media in the Turkish Tuesday: City of Adana
Negotiations are underway with the WHO Turkish Authorities to ensure quake Berdyklychev said survivors have access to mental health services. He also noted that there are many people who were displaced due to the conflict. quake To other parts of the country “will also need to be reached.”
Hans Kluge is the WHO’s Regional Director Europe. “immediate priority” For the 22 WHO-deployed emergency medical teams to Turkey, was “to deal with the high number of trauma patients and catastrophic injuries.”