Three weeks after Turkiye’s devastating earthquake, a horse was miraculously found alive in the wreckage of a building. On Monday, while cleaning up debris in the city of Adiyaman, rescue workers found the horse.
A video shared by Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko shows volunteers working together to save the animal. Adiyaman was one of the provinces which experienced significant damages following the twin earthquakes that rocked Turkey on February 6.
A horse was rescued from the rubble alive in Turkey, 21 days after the earthquake.
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— Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) February 28, 2023
According to reports, the horse had been trapped beneath the rubble of a collapsed structure since the February 9 earthquake.
Against the odds, the horse survived 21 days without food or water.
The rescue team searched the area and found the horse buried under a pile of debris, and miraculously alive.
The team began working immediately to rescue the animal from the rubble, and after several hours, they were ultimately able to extract the horse from the wreckage.
On Monday, a magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit southern Turkiye, three weeks after a catastrophic tremor destroyed the region, causing some already damaged buildings to fall and killing at least one person.
According to the country’s disaster management agency, AFAD, another 69 people were injured as a result of the earthquake, which was centred in the town of Yeşilyurt in Malatya province. More than a dozen buildings were destroyed.
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On February 6, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake wreaked havoc in southern Turkey and northern Syria.
The quake killed about 48,000 people in both countries and destroyed or severely damaged over 185,000 buildings in Turkey.
The AFAD chief urged people not to enter damaged buildings, citing the potential of severe aftershocks. Since February 6, the region has been struck by almost 10,000 aftershocks.
(With Inputs From Agencies)