Women pulled alive from Turkey quake debris nine days on

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Turkey quake; Nine days after the Earthquake in Turkey, three women and two children were find alive.

Forty-two-year-old Melike Imamoglu and 74-year-old Cemile Kekec. Were pull out of the rubble by rescuers in the Turkish city of Kahramanmaras.

Their rescue came as workers turned their attention to cleaning up the cities devastated by the February earthquakes.

Millions of people in Syria and Turkey are living in temporary camps and in need of humanitarian assistance.

In a video of the rescue, which was post on social media by the mayor of Darica. Muzaffer Biyik, workers can be seen clapping and hugging each other as Ms. Kekec was put into the ambulance.

Local media report that when Ms Imamoglu, 42, was find, she was told she was “great”.

In Antakya, another Turkish city hit hard by the Earthquakes. Local media report that a mother and her two children had been pull alive from the rubble.

Ten days after the disaster, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find survivors of the Earthquake. The total number of fatalities has now exceeded 41,000.

The foreign rescue workers who arrived in Turkey shortly after the Earthquakes begin to pack. Return home, while the locals concentrate on cleaning up the debris.

The survivors must now begin to rebuild their lives. The Turkish government urged people to return to their homes if possible after authorities declared it safe.

Turkey quake; But many have lost their homes and are living in temporary camps. In Kahramanmaras, where the women were rescue, more than 1,000 survivors camp out in a local stadium.

Aid efforts in Syria have been hamper by the civil war that has torn the country apart.

The UN did not provide aid to Syria for days citing logistical problems.

As aid arrived after another border crossing through Turkey was open, rescuers said they did not have the heavy machinery needed to remove the debris.

“It has never happened before that there is an Earthquake somewhere and the international community and the UN do not help,” said Raed Saleh, head of the White Helmets rescue team in rebel-held areas.

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