A heartbreaking picture goes viral from Turkey after two devastating earthquakes. The picture shows a heartbroken father holding the hand of his dead daughter trapped under the rubble. This picture depicts the sorrow that will be felt by thousands of families who lost their loved ones in Monday’s massive earthquake.
Mesut Hancer is the helpless father of 15-year-old Irmak, who died in Monday’s earthquake. You can see her pale fingers through the broken bricks and concrete blocks. Irmak was still on her bed, but sadly she was no more alive.
There was a man near Mesut. He tried to smash his way through the ruins beside the heartbreaking scene. Here, civilians and rescuers have been working to recover people.
Due to the massive earthquake of 7.8 and 7.5 across southeastern turkey and parts of Syria, more than 7,200 deaths were confirmed. There is a sorrowful situation in these areas.
The Kahramanmaraş province, where Mr. Hancer and his daughter are pictured, is located around 4 km southeast of Ekinözü, the center of the earthquake. Between Kahramanmaras and Gaziantep, a city of two million people where entire streets now lie in rubble as snow falls, some of the worst destruction took place.
A newborn infant was recovered from a fallen building in Syria while still having her umbilical cord attached to her deceased mother. In the wake of the earthquakes, the mother gave birth while being buried beneath the debris.
Another terrible story of loss was about an infant who was the only survivor in the family. Given how much her temperature had dropped, it was considered that she was delivered three hours earlier.
In the small village of Jinderis, a search team member is seen pulling the baby. The baby was covered in dust and then rescued. It is situated in the rebel-held region of northwest Syria near the Turkish border and was severely damaged by the earthquake, with numerous buildings destroyed.