A three-and-a-half-month-old baby is back in his mother’s arms almost 2 months after the earthquake that hit Turkey in early February. The boy survived 128 hours in the rubble.
Three-and-a-half-month-old Vetin Bektas, dubbed “The Mystery” (Kizem in Turkish) by health officials in Hatay Province, was rescued 128 hours after the February 6 earthquake struck the country. He was later transferred to a hospital in the capital, Ankara, according to reports Anatolia.
Over the weekend, Family and Social Services Minister Teriya Yanik handed over the baby to its mother, Yasmin Bektas, in Adana province, where the little one is currently receiving medical treatment. The child and his mother were reunited through DNA testing, which proved their relationship.
The child’s father and two brothers lost their lives in the devastating earthquake that killed more than 50,000 people.
“The baby is truly a miracle. We are impressed that he has survived and has no health problems. The ‘mystery’ is now our baby too,” declared the minister.
More than 50,000 people died in the earthquake
The death toll after the February 6 earthquake reached 50,000. Nearly two million people left homeless are staying in tents, container houses and other shelters to accommodate the victims.
More than 335,000 tents were erected in the affected areas and camps with container houses were constructed in 130 locations.
Source: Anadolu Agency
Release Date: 04-03-2023 13:28
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