Good news in the midst of chaos. Three people were found alive on Saturday February 18 under the rubble of a collapsed building in Hatay (South), thirteen days after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on February 6, causing more of 40,000 dead. A child is among three survivors pulled from the rubble two hundred and ninety-six hours after the quake, private Turkish channel NTV reported.

One of these three survivors, however, died within minutes of his rescue, the channel said. The other two people, including a child, were transferred to hospital. The ages and identities of the survivors are currently unknown. The survivors were extracted from the debris by Turkish and Kyrgyz rescue teams, according to Turkish media.

Another survivor, a 45-year-old man, was found on Friday evening, two hundred and seventy-eight hours after the earthquake in the province of Hatay, near the Syrian border, which notably houses the city of Antakya, completely devastated. Chances of survival now appear lower around the quake’s epicenter, further north, in mountainous regions like Kahramanmaras, or the snowy ones of Elbistan and Adiyaman, where the thermometer dropped to -15 overnight. °C, noted the teams of Agence France-Presse.