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Syria. Earthquake. Dima was seven months pregnant, she was rescued from the ruins of the building twice

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A pregnant resident of north-western Syria, Jindairis, was rescued twice from the ruins of a building, the BBC reported. The second time she was rescued together with her little son.

Dima was seven months pregnant when, on February 6, the ground shook her house in Gindairis, located in rebel-held areas. Walls cracked, plaster crumbled, part of the structure collapsed. The battered Dima managed to get out, but the experience accelerated the birth and little Adnan welcomed the world in a nearby hospital.

The facility, burdened by crowds of people injured in the earthquake, could not keep the woman in childbirth for longer, so Dima returned to the partially dilapidated house with the premature baby. She had no other option.

Before and after the passage of the element. The enormity of the damage visible in the drone shots

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The building lasted three days – and then collapsed. A seriously injured mother with a live but in a serious condition premature baby was returned to the hospital. The BBC reports that Adnan was severely dehydrated and had jaundice. His mother suffered a leg injury. After being discharged from the hospital, Dima went to live in a tent, her little son remained in the hospital. His pediatrician told the BBC that the newborn was responding well to treatment and that his condition had improved significantly.

A few-year-old Miray was pulled from the rubble in Adiyaman ProvinceReuters

Problem with help

Aid after the earthquake did not reach the inhabitants of the rebel-controlled province: the only border crossing at Bab al-Hawa was closed, and the authorities in Damascus did not agree to open other crossings. The first trucks with aid for four million inhabitants of the region crossed the border only after five days.

There is a shortage of food and medicine in the region, and hospitals do not even have enough beds and blankets for people rescued from under the rubble. According to the United Nations, the earthquake destroyed 55 health facilities in the region.

Only last Monday Syria agreed to open two additional border crossings through which it will be delivered

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake and aftershocks hit the southeast Turkey and northern Syria on February 6, destroyed entire tracts of cities, turning them into concrete ruins. The death toll so far has exceeded 37,000, with nearly 6,000 deaths recorded in Syria alone eight days after the quake.

Main photo source: MARTIN DIVISEK/PAP/EPA

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