Damascus: Five members of a family were pulled out of the rubble following 40 hours of rescue operations in northwest Syria after Monday’s earthquakes.
“After we lost hope, and experienced hours of fear because we had not been able to free anyone from under the rubble, we were able to take out a family: a husband and wife, and their three children,” Samer al-Omar, a rescue worker, told an Arab media outlet.
“We cried out of joy, after we had cried at how powerless we were. We brought them oxygen after they almost suffocated because of the earthquake. They’re now in hospital and in a good condition.”
This is the moment when the family was rescued.