A video of two Turkish nurses protecting infants during the 7.7 magnitude earthquake has surfaced on the internet. The video was captured on the CCTV camera at a hospital in Gaziantep.
The nurses identified as Devlet Nizam and Gazwl Caliskan - decided to protect the babies in the neonatal intensive care unit instead of vacating the building when the earthquake tremors were felt.
In the video, the nurses enter the intensive care unit as soon as things start shaking. The nurses are seen grabbing the incubators firmly. Their efforts stopped the incubators from falling over.
The video of the incident was posted on Twitter by Turkey politician Fatma Sahin.
Sağlıkçılarımız şahane insanlar👏#GaziantepBüyükşehir İnayet Topçuoğlu Hastanemiz yenidoğan yoğun bakım ünitesinde, 7.7'lik #deprem esnasında minik bebekleri korumak için Hemşire Devlet Nizam ve Gazel Çalışkan tarafından gösterilen gayreti anlatacak kelime var mı?— Fatma Şahin (@FatmaSahin) February 11, 2023
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake, with several powerful aftershocks across Turkey and Syria, ranks as the world's seventh deadliest natural disaster this century, approaching the 31,000 killed by a quake in Iran in 2003.
With a death toll of 24,617 in Turkey, it is the country's deadliest earthquake since 1939. Over 3,500 have lost their lives in Syria, where tolls have not been updated since Friday.
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