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Three people buried in Antakya released after 296 hours

According to a media report, emergency services rescued three people after 296 hours from the rubble of a collapsed house in the Turkish city of Antakya. A child was also among those buried, broadcaster TRT reported on Saturday. The report has not been independently verified.

A video showed how helpers wheeled a man and woman into an ambulance on a stretcher and medics treated the child. The broadcaster did not provide further information about the identity of the rescued.

Humans can normally survive around 72 hours without water. According to doctors, the buried people who are now being rescued must have found some kind of water supply in the rubble.

Football professional found dead

Professional footballer Christian Atsu, missing after the earthquake disaster in the Turkish-Syrian border region, has meanwhile been recovered dead from the rubble of his home. The announcement was made by the Turkish consultant of the Ghanaian national team player. The 31-year-old had considered leaving Hatayspor shortly before the earthquake. However, Atsu decided against this after scoring the last minute winning goal in a 1–0 win over Kasimpasa a few hours earlier. Atsu played for Chelsea, Newcastle United and Porto, among others, in his career.

Strong aftershock warning

Even about two weeks after the devastating earthquake, the ground in the Turkish-Syrian disaster area does not stop. The Turkish disaster agency, AFAD, warned yesterday of strong aftershocks. In many places, those affected are still advised against returning to their homes. The number of victims continues to rise: more than 45,000 deaths have already been confirmed.

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