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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

Screen capture from video of a newborn baby who was rescued from rubble following an earthquake in Syria, February 7, 2023. (Twitter. Used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
Screen capture from video of a newborn baby who was rescued from rubble following an earthquake in Syria, February 7, 2023. (Twitter. Used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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