On February 6, 2023, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Gaziantep, Turkey, leaving a trail of destruction and death in its wake. Amid the rubble and debris, search and rescue teams tirelessly worked to locate survivors and bring them to safety.
After 94 grueling hours of digging through the ruins, a teenage boy named Adnan Muhammed Korkut was finally rescued, much to the joy and relief of his mother and the rescuers.
Adnan Muhammed Korkut, a 17-year-old boy, was trapped under the rubble of his house for almost four days after the earthquake hit. Search and rescue workers worked tirelessly to locate him, and on the fourth day, their efforts paid off. The moment they pulled Korkut from the rubble, the rescue workers cried out in joy, overjoyed that they were able to save a life. The moment was captured on video, which has since gone viral on social media.
Korkut’s mother, Buket Pakize, was overjoyed that her son was alive and safe. She thanked the security forces and rescue teams for their efforts and expressed her gratitude to Allah for blessing her son. Pakize said, “My son doesn’t leave me for one hour. Allah blessed my son who doesn’t leave me alone for one hour. May everyone else be blessed as well. May Allah bless Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, the police, and the night guards. We have been here for four days. Yasemin, a search and rescue work is my blood sister.”
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Gaziantep left many communities devastated and struggling to cope with the aftermath. The Turkish authorities, along with the international community, have been working tirelessly to provide aid and support to the victims of the earthquake. The search and rescue teams continue to work tirelessly to locate and rescue those who may still be trapped under the rubble.
The earthquake has once again reminded us of the fragility of life and the importance of coming together to support one another in times of need. It has also highlighted the bravery and heroism of the search and rescue teams who put their lives on the line to save others.
The rescue of Adnan Muhammed Korkut is a testament to the power of hope and perseverance in the face of adversity. The efforts of the search and rescue teams have brought a ray of hope to the people of Gaziantep, who continue to struggle in the aftermath of the earthquake. The video of Korkut’s rescue has gone viral on social media, inspiring people around the world and reminding us that there is always hope, even in the darkest of times. The rescue of Adnan Muhammed Korkut will forever be remembered as a tale of hope and heroism in the face of disaster.