The Express Tribune, November 18, 2017 - In the wake of a deadly earthquake which struck the Iran-Iraq border, rescue workers were able to find an infant in good health three days after the natural disaster, The Indepenedent reported.
The child was found in the rubble of the town of Sarpol-e-Zahab on Wednesday morning – two and a half days after the magnitude 7.3 quake which has killed 530 people.
A picture of the child, who appears to be smiling and not in distress, has been widely circulated among Iranians on social media. Many people called the rescue a “miracle” and expressed how the child’s survival is cause for hope after the tragedy.
In Kurdish majority town of Sarpol-e-Zahab, which was the worst affected, field hospitals are treating the injured and tents have been set up for the 70,000 people left homeless in winter weather.
Aid agencies say there is still a need for shelter, blankets, children’s clothes, medicine and large cans to store drinking water.