Child Pulled From Rubble in Quake-Hit North Syria

Rescuers worked into the early hours of February 7 in Syria, as the death toll from a powerful earthquake across the border in Turkey passed 800.

The Syria Civil Defence said rescue efforts were continuing “amid great difficulties” and predicted the death toll would rise significantly as hundreds were trapped under rubble, according to a machine translation.

This video showing a child being pulled from the rubble of a destroyed building was described as recorded in Sarmada, in Idlib governate. The Syria Civil Defence said a boy and his mother were rescued after spending more than 20 hours under rubble.

By Tuesday morning, the death toll from the earthquake and its aftershocks had climbed to over 3,300 in Turkey. Credit: Syria Civil Defence via Storyful