Turkish rescue groups are nonetheless at work attempting to find survivors after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks devastated areas of Turkey and Syria on February 6. The aftermath is nothing wanting catastrophic as 1000’s of buildings, from hospitals to condo complexes, have collapsed, inflicting a demise toll of greater than 40,000 folks. These numbers are anticipated to rise.
However from the rubble comes hope too. Greater than 100,00 rescue employees haven’t stopped their stressed pursuits to save lots of lives, pulling adults, kids, and animals from the wreckage. Two of those survivors are Cilek the cat and her particular person Kerem Cetin.
Strawberry Comes First
College scholar Kerem Cetin and his cat Cilek, which implies Strawberry in Turkish, had been among the many 1000’s trapped within the particles of fallen buildings. The pair had been trapped between the collapsed ceiling and a wall on the second flooring of their five-story constructing within the Hatay province of Turkey, however Kerem bundled his treasured ginger cat Cilek in clothes and stored him securely by his aspect in the course of the hours they had been trapped.
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The trouble to rescue them lasted 5 hours, however when the time lastly arrived for Cilek and Kerem to emerge, the involved cat dad requested that rescuers save Cilek first. And when a rescuer introduced Cilek from the wreckage and into the sunshine, the kitty was clearly scared however knew assist had arrived for her and her dad.
Reuters shared video of the rescue and in a tweet, wrote, “A cat named Cilek (Strawberry), caught below rubble in Turkey’s Hatay following a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, was safely pulled out by a rescue group.”
A Twitter person, touched by Kerem’s love for Cilek, additionally shared the second of rescue, writing, “When a neighborhood rescue group discovered college scholar Kerem Cetin below rubble in Turkey’s Hatay, the earthquake sufferer instantly requested them to save lots of his cat earlier than pulling him out. #earthquakeinturkey”
Within the newest information experiences, 9 extra survivors have been pulled from the particles, however rescuer employees worry their efforts will quickly be in useless as greater than per week has handed for the reason that preliminary catastrophe. Nevertheless, miracles occur, and we will proceed to hope and pray for tales of survival out of Turkey and Syria.
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A cat named Cilek (Strawberry), caught below rubble in Turkey’s Hatay following a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, was safely pulled out by a rescue group pic.twitter.com/gDWKBDRe1q
— Reuters (@Reuters) February 9, 2023
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