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Newborn baby gets pulled from the rubble alive after huge Syrian earthquake killed her whole family

Newborn baby gets pulled from the rubble alive after huge Syrian earthquake killed her whole family

She was discovered still breathing, born under the wreckage of the earthquake that killed her entire family.

A newborn baby has been pulled from the rubble of a home in northern Syria, still attached to her mother's body by the umbilical cord after Monday's monster 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

The tiny infant was born underneath the debris as rescuers attempted to reach the pregnant woman.

It was too late for her mother, but by some miracle her new daughter was discovered in front of her legs still breathing.

The child was pulled from the wreckage of what would have been her home by extended family members and rushed to hospital.

Doctors believe her mother must have been conscious during the birth and died soon thereafter.

Dr. Hani Maarouf, who is treating the child, told AP he estimates the baby was born several hours before being found

"Had the girl been left for an hour more, she would have died," he said.

She is the sole survivor of her immediate family, with the rest perishing in the family home in the rebel-held town of Jindayris as it collapsed around them during the 7.8-magnitude quake that struck Syria and Turkey.

Footage of the miraculous rescue has since gone viral on social media, acting as a shining beacon of hope as emergency workers, rescue services, and panicked families work to locate survivors.

In the footage, a man can be seen sprinting from the wreck of the once-four storey building, clutching the tiny newborn in his hands.

Rescuers operations are undertaken to save people trapped beneath the rubble.
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The baby can be seen covered in dust in the clip.

Other rescuers could be seen rushing forward with a blanket to warm the infant in the sub-zero temperatures.

The tiny miracle baby was taken for treatment in the nearby town of Afrin where she is now being kept in an incubator.

Extended family members spent the following hours uncovering the bodies of her father Abdullah, her mother, four siblings, and an aunt.

Frozen temperatures across Syria and Turkey have sparked fears that rescue missions would soon be reduced to recovering bodies.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has now declared a state of emergency following the two earthquakes, Reuters reports.

Rescue teams search for victims in the rubble on the second day following the earthquake.
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At time of writing, the death toll sat at 7,200 people dead across the two nations but is expected to rise as the sheer scale of the disaster settles in.

Rescuers are facing harsh conditions, with time running out for those still trapped.

A day after the quakes hit, rescuers working in harsh conditions struggled to dig people out of the rubble of collapsed buildings.

One United Nations official told Reuters that they fear thousands of children may have been killed in the disaster.

Featured Image Credit: The White Helmets/Twitter. UPI / Alamy.

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