After the earthquake, the race against time to search for survivors under the rubble

After the earthquake that killed at least 5,000 people in Turkey and Syria on February 6, rescuers are busy. Numerous videos, which Le Monde has been able to authenticate, show victims trapped in the rubble calling for help via social networks.

Locals and international volunteers try to save them in a race against time. The day after the earthquake, many volunteers rushed spontaneously to Istanbul airport to help. Los Angeles County, California, sent a 78-member team specializing in urban rescue after such natural disasters. German rescuers, for their part, joined the Hatay region accompanied by their tracking dogs to come to the aid of survivors potentially stranded under the debris for several dozen hours.

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