The rescue crews in Turkey are fighting against time, weather conditions and aftershocks, in order to get as many people alive from the ruins, left behind by the 7.8 Richter earthquake.
The anguish for the thousands of people who remain stranded and trapped in the collapsed buildings is growing.
Of course, the Greek mission is also at the forefront of the search.
At the same time, the Greek rescue mission is preparing to be reinforced, in order to intensify efforts to find survivors.
Specifically, forces from the 2nd EMAK (Thessaloniki), 15 firefighters and 3 people from the EKAV ambulance unit are preparing to leave for Turkey.
Fifteen year old trapped in the ruins for about 50 hours
21 members of EMAK, with two doctors and three rescuers, are operating in the affected areas.
The Greek EMAK and EKAV mission, operating from the early morning hours of February 7, 2023, in Hatay Province, helped to accomplish another miracle.
After 50 hours, a 15-year-old boy was pulled out alive.
However, another 17-year-old teenage girl did not make it. The Greek rescuers recovered the remains of the girl, as well as of a 40-year-old man.
Yesterday, Tuesday, the Greek mission rescued a 50-year-old man, a 9-year-old girl and a 7-year-old girl.
According to the official information of the Fire Department, the EMAK mission has freed alive a 50-year-old man, a woman, a 15-year-old boy and two 9- and 7-year-old girls. In total, 4 people alive and 3 dead.
Almost 8,000 dead in Syria and Turkey
The number of dead from the earthquake is increasing dramatically as now only in Turkey the dead are close to 6,000 while in total together with Syria they are approaching 8,000.
According to the latest tally announced by the Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay, the dead amount to 5,894 and the injured are 34,810.
In Syria, the death toll stands at 1,932, according to the latest tally based on figures provided by the health ministry and rescuers. According to a statement by the country’s Ministry of Health, 812 people were killed and 1,449 injured in the areas under the control of government forces in the provinces of Aleppo (north), Lattakia (west), Hama (central) and Tartous (northwest). . In rebel-held areas of northwestern Syria, 1,120 people were killed and another 2,500 wounded, according to rescuers.
The death toll has reached 7,826 The death toll is expected to rise significantly as hundreds of people remain trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings and rescue teams race against time to find survivors.
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