Videos: Rescuers face grueling process of sifting by Antakya’s wreckage
In the southern Turkish metropolis of Antakya, complete districts of town have been flattened. Residents who stay are tenting outdoors in temperatures that fall to near-freezing at evening.
Rescue operations are going down round the clock, staffed largely by volunteers.
The sound of ambulances is fixed. While individuals are nonetheless being discovered alive, journalists reporting for The Washington Post witnessed solely our bodies being pulled from the rubble.
Still, residents maintain out hope. Rescuers repeatedly cease to pay attention for any indicators of life from the collapsed buildings. While the dying toll climbs previous 24,000 in Turkey, survivors have been present in different hard-hit areas almost every week after the primary tremor hit.
This wouldn’t be a type of occasions. After a whistle blew alerting rescuers to be quiet and pay attention for potential indicators of life, one other sounded moments later signaling none might be heard. The males to resumed their digging whereas a backhoe rumbled again to life.