A pregnant woman gave birth to her child while trapped under rubble in Syria’s Aleppo governorate’s Afrin district on Monday, following a deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the country and parts of Turkey.
The mother, who had been displaced from Syria’s eastern Deir Ezzor region, gave birth during the earthquake, according to MailOnline.
According to the newspaper, she died before rescuers could reach her. The baby, on the other hand, miraculously survived.
The child is the only survivor in its immediate family, according to a cousin who spoke to Agence France-Presse. According to the news agency, the baby is receiving medical treatment in Afrin.
When rescuers arrived, the baby was still attached to its mother’s umbilical cord, according to AFP.
Rescuers are seen pulling the newborn from the rubble in a video shared on social media.
It depicts a man carrying a baby from the ruins of destroyed buildings, stepping over rubble and barbed wire as a crowd looks on.
As part of the rescue effort, another man can be seen throwing a dusty blanket.