120 hours after the earthquake UAE rescue team pulls a child and a man from the rubble
120 hours after the earthquake UAE rescue team pulls a child and a man from the rubble

Dubai: Over 23,000 people were killed by two devastating earthquakes in Turkiye 120 hours ago, but two people have now been rescued by Emirati rescuers from beneath the rubble.

The 11-year-old kid and the man, who is thought to be in his 50s or 60s, were saved in Kahramanmaras province, which is close to the epicentre of the earthquake, according to Emirates News Agency (WAM). According to WAM, they received the necessary medical attention and are now in good health.

Five days after the devastating earthquakes, search and rescue teams from all over the world have been battling for survival in the icy winter weather.The UAE has sent 134 rescuers as part of its "Gallant Knight/2" operation to assist in the search for survivors in earthquake-stricken Turkey and Syria.

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According to WAM, the Emirati rescue team previously found a Syrian family of four in Kahramanmaras and extricated nine bodies from the rubble.
The Gulf state was also one of the first to offer $100 million in aid, sending 27 planes with food, medicine, and shelter for earthquake victims.

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In the Turkiye town of Islahiye, preparations are being made to set up a mobile field hospital to assist the injured.

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The Joint Operations Command stated in a WAM statement that "the cataclysmic aftermath of the earthquake necessitated a serious stance to come to the aid of the Syrian and Turkish people, obligating us to match our response with the size of the disaster."

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