Turkey-Syria earthquake

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More Than 3 Weeks After Quake, an 'Unexpected Groan'

Alex the husky is pulled out of rubble in Turkey's Hatay province, emaciated but otherwise OK

(Newser) - After a series of miraculous rescues , teams digging through the rubble in the aftermath of last month's earthquake in Turkey and Syria had more or less given up on finding any more survivors. That is, until Tuesday, when an "unexpected groan" emitted from underneath a concrete block pile...

Another Large Earthquake Rattles Turkey, Syria

'No one wants to get back into their houses'

(Newser) - Another strong earthquake struck Turkey’s Hatay province on Monday, the same region devastated by a massive tremor two week ago, per the AP . The quake, measured initially at magnitude 6.3, hit the southern part of the province, near the border with Syria, reports CNN . Syria's state news...

Heartbreaking Update on Soccer Player Caught in Quake

Body of Christian Atsu, 31, found in Antakya, Turkey, after initially being reported as rescued

(Newser) - Christian Atsu, the Ghana international forward who played for Premier League clubs Chelsea and Newcastle, has died in the earthquake in Turkey. He was 31. Search teams recovered Atsu's body in the ruins of a luxury 12-story building where he'd been living in the city of Antakya, Hatay...

Qatar Donates World Cup Homes to Quake Survivors

10K mobile homes were used to house soccer fans

(Newser) - Qatar plans to send 10,000 cabins and caravans from last year's World Cup to provide shelter for survivors of the Turkish earthquakes, officials said. The gas-rich Gulf nation says it had always planned to donate the mobile homes. They were needed to help house some of the 1....

200 Hours After the Quake, the Improbable: Survivors

Yet the combined death toll stands at nearly 40K

(Newser) - The New York Times puts the count of "improbable rescues" at nine: people finally freed from the rubble roughly 200 hours after devastating earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria. One of those rescues involved two brothers who survived on protein powder and by drinking their own urine; the men, ages...

Gunmen Storm Hospital of Baby Pulled From Rubble

Hospital denies it was an attempt to kidnap baby Aya

(Newser) - Gunmen stormed a hospital in north Syria where a baby girl is receiving care after being born under the rubble of her family’s earthquake-shattered home, a hospital official said Tuesday, adding that the attackers beat the clinic's director. The official denied reports on social media claiming that the...

Detained Contractor in Turkey: 'My Conscience Is Clear'
Quake Death Toll Jumps Again

Quake Death Toll Jumps Again

It's now above 33K as Turkish authorities start going after building contractors

(Newser) - Turkish officials targeted more than 130 people allegedly involved in shoddy and illegal construction methods in the wake of Monday's earthquakes. In the meantime, the death toll in southeastern Turkey and northern Syria rose to 33,179 on Sunday and was certain to rise as search terms locate more...

Anonymous Quake Donor in US Goes to Embassy, Gives $30M

Pakistani living in America reportedly made donation at Turkish embassy in DC

(Newser) - Someone living in the US was reportedly moved to help victims of the Turkey-Syria earthquake in a big way. According to a tweet from Pakistan's prime minister, an anonymous Pakistani in America walked into the Turkish embassy in DC and donated $30 million, reports Insider . "Deeply moved by...

Amid Death Toll of 24K, 'Shimmers of Joy'

Five days after Turkey-Syria quake, teen boy, family of 5 pulled alive from rubble

(Newser) - Rescue teams in Turkey on Saturday pulled to safety a family of five who survived inside their collapsed home for five days following a major earthquake in a sprawling border region of Turkey and Syria, per the AP . They first extricated mother and daughter Havva and Fatmagul Aslan from a...

People Around the World Ask to Adopt Baby Born in Rubble

Syrian hospital says custody of Aya, who's recovering, will go to a great-uncle

(Newser) - Offers are pouring in by the thousands from around the world to adopt the baby born in the rubble of a Syrian apartment building after Monday's earthquake. She's being treated in a hospital in Afrin after her parents and all four of her siblings were killed, USA Today...

Syria's Assad Makes First Appearance Since Quake

He and wife visit survivors as toll in Turkey and Syria exceeds 21K

(Newser) - Stories of rescues from the earthquake rubble in Turkey and Syria are dwindling four days after the massive quake, but a handful continue to surface. The BBC reports that a woman and a 10-day-old infant were pulled from a damaged building in Hatay province in Turkey. No health updates were...

An Awful Milestone Is Reached After Quake

Death toll now exceeds 20K

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of people who lost their homes in a catastrophic earthquake huddled around campfires in the bitter cold and clamored for food and water Thursday, three days after the temblor hit Turkey and Syria and killed more than 20,000, per the AP . Emergency crews used pick axes,...

Death Toll From Turkey, Syria Earthquake Tops 16K
Quake's Death Toll
Rises Steeply

Quake's Death Toll Rises Steeply

As hopes of finding survivors in Turkey, Syria are fading

(Newser) - Rescuers pulled more survivors from beneath the rubble of collapsed buildings Thursday, but hopes were starting to fade of finding many more people alive more than three days after a catastrophic earthquake and series of aftershocks hit Turkey and Syria, killing more than 16,000 people. Emergency crews working through...

As Quake Toll Surges, More Questions About 1999 Tax
As Quake Toll Surges,
More Questions
About 1999 Tax
the rundown

As Quake Toll Surges, More Questions About 1999 Tax

More than 11K people confirmed dead

(Newser) - Wednesday's revised death toll placed the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Monday as the deadliest of the last decade. The Guardian reports 8,754 people have been confirmed dead in in Turkey, with the current toll in Syria at 2,470. Those roughly 11,...

Pro Soccer Player Pulled From Quake Rubble

Christian Atsu plays for a team in Turkey

(Newser) - The rescues continue in Turkey and Syria from the rubble of Monday's massive earthquake , and a notable one on Tuesday involves a professional soccer player. Christian Atsu, a former player in the UK's Premier League and now a member of a team in Turkey, was rescued in that...

Mother Trapped in Quake Rubble Gives Birth

Sadly, the mother died after earthquake in Syria, but her newborn was rescued

(Newser) - Thousands are dead after a devastating earthquake that wreaked havoc in Turkey and Syria, but there are small pieces of good news amid the carnage. First, a toddler was pulled out of the rubble Monday in the Syrian city of Azaz; that was followed by the rescue of a 14-year-old...

'Miracle' Boy Pulled From Rubble a Day After Quake

Death toll in Turkey-Syria quake is now above 4.3K

(Newser) - More than a day after the devastating Turkey-Syria earthquake , what observers called a "miracle": A 14-year-old boy was pulled from the rubble in the Turkish city of Kahramanmaras, CNN reports. He was seen being carried by rescuers on a stretcher to an ambulance, which transported him to a hospital;...

This Is 'the Worst Kind of Earthquake'
This Is 'the Worst
Kind of Earthquake'
the rundown

This Is 'the Worst Kind of Earthquake'

Turkey-Syria quake was powerful, shallow, and situated below a densely populated area

(Newser) - The death toll in Monday's Turkey-Syria earthquake has risen again to about 2,700 in the latest official tally, per CNN , and nobody thinks it will stop rising soon. One reason is the disastrous combination of factors involved:
  • Deadly mix: In short, the quake was powerful (7.8-magnitude), shallow

Quake Devastates Historic Castle in Turkey

Gaziantep Castle, built 2K years ago, is heavily damaged

(Newser) - The death toll from the earthquake that rocked Turkey and Syria early Monday has now surpassed 2,300 and continues to rise quickly, reports the AP . While thousands of buildings have been damaged or destroyed in the two countries, one in particular is of note: The 7.8 magnitude quake...

Amid Grim Scenes After Quake, a Toddler's Rescue

Death toll is now more than 2.3K in Turkey and Syria

(Newser) - The updates from Monday morning's powerful Turkey-Syria earthquake continue to be grim, with more than 2,300 dead in the latest official tally, per the AP . But amid the bad news come moments like this one, as shown in video from the BBC and Reuters . In the clip, a...

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