'Hope in the Midst of Disaster': Aleppo Girl Rescued Following Earthquake

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A girl was rescued from under the rubble in Jindires a day after a massive earthquake caused widespread damage to the area on February 6, the Syria Civil Defence said.

Footage from the Syria Civil Defence shows the rescue of the girl on February 7. “Moments of hope in the midst of the disaster, the child Jana, our teams managed to save her alive from under the rubble of her house in the town of Jindires,” the organization said.

Syrian health authorities said at least 1,262 were dead in the wake of the earthquake. However, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) gave a higher figure, saying 1,331 people had died in areas controlled by the Syrian government, and a further 1,420 in rebel-held areas.

Speaking on Wednesday, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the latest figure for confirmed deaths in his country was 8,574. Credit: Syria Civil Defence via Storyful