Baby said born under rubble in Syria is rescued, while mother dies
Video shows moment tiny child covered in dust is pulled to safety; parents were reportedly both killed by quakes that devastated region
A baby who was born under the rubble of a building that collapsed in the recent earthquakes in Syria was pulled to safety Tuesday, according to local media reports. The child’s parents were both killed in the disaster.
Reports said the mother had apparently gone into labor after the first major earthquake hit on Monday and managed to give birth before she died. Most reports identified the baby as a boy.
Dramatic footage shared on social media showed the moment when the baby, covered in dust, was lifted from the wreckage of the building and rushed to safety by emergency workers.
There were conflicting reports on exactly where the incident happened but most located the event in northeast Syria.
Over 5,000 people have been confirmed dead in the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on Monday morning.
There have been follow-up quakes since the first major temblor, which was measured at 7.8 on the Richter scale.
A baby was born and saved under the rubble in Aleppo Syria. Unfortunately the mother did not survive. pic.twitter.com/dzhaE6JkUA
— Frisch Report (@FrischReport) February 7, 2023
On Monday video footage was shared showing an infant boy being saved from the rubble of a building in Turkey. It was not clear what happened to the boy’s family.
Miracle are being noticed when little boy is coming out safely from the debris of buildings. #earthquake #Turkey #Turkiye #HelpTurkey #AllahuAkbar pic.twitter.com/wan90svTlH
— Being HeartTicker ???????? (@IAMFKhan_Sufe) February 7, 2023
Another video from a different incident showed rescuers saving a young boy while urging him to stay awake and offering him a reward of chocolate if he does.
Rescuers trying to pull out a boy from the debris of a building which was among hundreds more toppled by two powerful earthquakes today morning #Syria #Turkey #Turkiye pic.twitter.com/6kRa1VDMse
— Jehangir Ali (@Gaamuk) February 6, 2023
Efforts are ongoing and rescue teams have flooded into Turkey from around the world.
Israel has also sent a large delegation of IDF rescue specialists to Turkey to help with the operations.