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Silence in the Dark: Watch the harrowing search for survivors in Turkey

origin 1Rescue teams search for people among the rubble of destroyed buildings in Antakya, southern Turkey, on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. ©AP Photo / Khalil Hamra

In the ruined Turkish city of Antakya, rescuers race against time to find survivors who may still be trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.

This means they work around the clock, regularly interrupting their work and demanding absolute silence if they hear noises – a faint cry or patter – that could indicate that someone is still alive, against increasingly unlikely odds.

International correspondent of RockedBuzz via Euronews Anelise Borges it was in one such rescue attempt, in which workers listened for six hours as they tried to reach a man they believed was pinned under piles of concrete and metal.

Clock broadcast live as silence descends on this Antakya neighborhood – a scene that is repeated across southern Turkey – as everyone waits to know if the man they hope to save is still alive.