Miraculous Rescues Amid Unbearable Tragedy: 23,000 Dead in Turkey and Syria Earthquake

On Friday, a powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Turkey and Syria, leaving over 23,000 dead and thousands more injured.

One survivor, who lost his family of five in the earthquake, told Reuters that he was in “complete shock” and that “I lost my family in one second.”

Amid the devastation, there have been some remarkable rescues. A new-born baby and his mother were saved after four days in the rubble, according to BBC. A rescue worker also pulled a woman out of the debris who had been stuck for over five hours.

The Telegraph reports that the tragedy in Turkey and Syria is “unbearable” and that we must not look away.

TODAY reports that astonishing rescues are continuing in the region.

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