Ercis, Turkey – A two-week old baby “Azra” Â was saved by the emergency rescuers from their collapsed apartment block last Tuesday. Â It ledÂ to thousands of homeless people and 523 people were killed Â based on The Early Show. Â She was given oxygen and immediately was brought Â to the hospital.
Later on, the mother and paternal grandmother was also saved. The father of the baby remained trapped from the building.
CNN reports that the mother made efforts Â to contact Â the rescuers on where they was. She clutched her baby into her chest. Officers said that they found a someone fit enough into the narrow passage.
Tansu Bayram, a rescue officer said, “It was hard to rescue them, it was so difficult.”
Dr. Ian Holzman chief of newborn medicine in Mt. Sinai Hospital said, “The baby survived because babies can survive with lack of food in 48 hours. The concern in baby is that they can not maintain their blood sugar if they have not been well nourished previously.”
After several hours, Â fourÂ corpses was found on the same rubble and one of them is a male. They did not confirmed if it was the father of the two-week old baby.
The earthquake has a magnitude of 7.2 and gave after shocks of 6.0 that made a lot of Turkish people scared.
Turkish prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the Turkey Red crescent had almost 25 apartment buildings and dormitory collapsed and in Ercis, North Shore 55 buildings had collapsed.
Rescuers used shovels, jack hammers, pick axes, heavy machinery and their own hands.
A CNN Turk reporter Â said that “People are scared and trying to survive the cold weather.”
A crisis Â center is already set up by country’s Â Health Ministry in Turkish Ministry of Ankara.
The United Nations helped already by donating tents, blankets and mattresses.
Turkey has been accepting prefabricated houses and tents from different countries, including Israel.