October 25, 2011 by staff
Stoic Rescue workers broke out in cheers and applause on her arrival – and later her mother and grandmother rescues – good news in otherwise dismal day when the death toll from Sunday’s earthquake rose to at least 432 and desperate survivors fighting for the help.
The fact that three generations have been kept in a spectacular operation was even more remarkable because the baby, Azra Karaduman – her first name means desert flower, in Turkey, reports CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips – later was declared healthy after have been transferred to a hospital in Ankara, the Turkish capital.
Television footage showed Kadir Direk savior in an orange jumpsuit writhing in a pile of concrete and metal – what was left of a block of five-story apartment – and then twisted with Azra, wearing only a shirt.
Praise be! “Shouted someone.” Get out of my way! “He yelled at another person as the support team and bystanders opened the way for an ambulance.
In a separate rescue later on Tuesday, 10 years old, Serhat Gur was pulled from the rubble of another building after being trapped for 54 hours. It was wrapped in a blanket and taken to an ambulance on a stretcher, Turkish television showed.
The pockets of joy were marred by many more discoveries of bodies of thousands of aid workers in the city most affected Erci? and other communities in eastern Turkey affected by the earthquake of magnitude 7.2. Some 2,000 buildings collapsed, but the fact that the quake struck in the day, when many people were out of their homes, avoid disaster worse
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