This Young Syrian Girl And Her Little Brother Who She Shielded For 17 Hours Under Rubble Have Been Saved

According to reports, Mariam and her brother Ilaaf were rescued successfully after being under the rubble for 17 hours.

A seven-year-old Syrian girl who shielded her younger brother reportedly for 17 hours while they were trapped under following Monday’s earthquake in Turkey and Syria has been rescued safely along with her brother.

A 17-second video has been shared by multiple accounts on Twitter, showing the girl named Miriam, placing her hand over the head of her younger brother, Ilaaf, to protect him.

According to reports, the siblings were rescued successfully after being under the rubble for 17 hours.

More than 11,000 people have now died after the earthquake struck Turkey and Syria.

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck at 4:17 a.m. local time in the south-eastern Turkish city of Gaziantep and felt throughout northwest Syria.

A second earthquake and multiple aftershocks were felt throughout the day and endangered rescue missions.

Several countries and organizations have already sent rescue teams and supplies to help people in Turkey and Syria.

Meanwhile, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced a seven-day mourning period and a three-month emergency state for 10 Turkish provinces.

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