A 17-year-old boy was pulled from the rubble after being trapped for 94 hours following the earthquake that hit Turkey early Monday.
Adnan Muhammed Korkut said he survived for 4 days by drinking his own urine. In general, a human body can go for around 3 days without water.
His mother, Buket Pakize, and brothers were waiting for him outside for 4 days. As well as the search and rescue person, Yasemin, who pulled him out.
The mother is seen “thanking God for the search and rescue team, the police, and the nightguards who helped with the rescue.”
The mother called Yasemin her “blood sister” for rescuing him.
Yasemin, in tears and embracing Adnan, tells him she has a son just like him and swears she hasn’t slept for 4 days trying to get him out. Ending the conversation with “I love you so much.”
The mother is then seen cheering out of the Ambulance window as it drives away to take Adnan to the hospital.
On February 6th, 2023, two devastating earthquakes struck Turkey with magnitudes of 7.8 and 7.5. The earthquakes caused widespread damage in both Turkey and Syria, resulting in tens of thousands of fatalities and many injuries. The impact was felt across Lebanon, with shockwaves reaching as high as 5 magnitude and subsequent tremors.
On February 20th, 2023, another two earthquakes hit southern Turkey, with a magnitude of 6.4 and 5.8 just minutes apart.