Miracle baby born among Syria earthquake rubble but mum and dad among 5,000 dead

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    A baby born underneath the rubble of an earthquake in Syria has been orphaned after her parents tragically didn’t make it out alive.

    Astonishing footage from the city of Afrin close to the Turkish border shows the child, thought to be a girl, being hurriedly carried through the aftermath of the tremor.

    The newborn is believed to have been born while under rubble and in the short clip even appears to have dust stuck to her while she's carried away to safety.

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    Devastation dominates the background of the clip, and as the man runs people are visible in the background seemingly continuing to dig through the rubble.

    A digger sits in the foreground of the clip, surrounded by the almost unrecognisable wreckage of a building.

    The tragic family are understood to have fled from the ongoing civil war, heading from Deir Ezzor to Afrin.

    Tributes to parents and relief for the little one have been pouring in online.

    One user wrote on Twitter: “My thoughts are with him, his mother and family.”

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    Another said: “I can’t believe it, I do not know if I should cry for the miracle or for the tragedy. Poor people, I am devastated."

    The massive catastrophe has seen multiple tremors rock both Syria and Turkey.

    At the time of writing at least 3,419 people have died in Turkey and 1,600 in Syria.

    Around 24,000 people are involved in the search and rescue operation with Turkish and Kurdish communities in Germany and beyond scrambling to send relief and aid to the area as quickly as possible.

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    Other contributions from around the world have included rescuers from Greece who are specialists in natural disasters travelling to the region with fire fighting equipment, sniffer dogs and medical professionals.

    A number of earthquakes have struck the region, with an initial 7.8 magnitude event being followed by a 7.7.

    Another quake occurred today (February 7) with a strength of 5.7.


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