The death toll from the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria reached 41,000 people as of Friday (17/2).
This figure makes the 7.7 magnitude earthquake ranked as the 10 deadliest earthquakes in the world in the last 100 years.
Rescuers from various countries continue to race against time to save the victims of the devastating earthquake.
Entering the 11th day after the earthquake, rescuers managed to save a 17-year-old and 20-year-old girl who was buried under the rubble of a collapsed building in the town of Aleyna Olmez, Kahramanmaras.
“He seems to be in good health. He closed and opened his eyes,” said one of the rescuers who was a mine digger, Ali Akdogan, as quoted by AFP.
However, the hope of rescuing victims from the rubble is getting slimmer.
Not a few earthquake victims who survived experienced emergency situations to be rescued immediately in very cold weather conditions without water, food, and toilets. The threat of disease in refugee camps is even greater for them.