Heartbreaking moment little girl protects brother while stuck under rubble before they’re saved after Turkey earthquake

TWO children were saved from the rubble after being trapped for 36 hours after two deadly earthquakes struck their home in Syria.

The seven-year-old girl, Miriam, desperately clung to her younger brother as she begged the rescue worker to “get us out of here”.

Miriam protecting her younger brotherThe siblings were buried underneath the rubble of the quake

The massive 7.8 magnitude quake stuck early on Monday with such force that it moved the country 10ft and has now killed 15,000 people.

Two further earthquakes struck in the 24 hours after the initial tremor, leaving a trail of destruction stretching for hundreds of miles along Turkey’s border with Syria.

The brave siblings were found trapped beneath slabs of concrete – the ruins of their home in Besnaya-Bseineh near Haram in Syria.

The devastating footage shows Miriam protecting her brother’s head and staring wide-eyed and exhausted at the rescue worker.

She says: “Sir, if you rescue me and my brother, I’ll do whatever you want.”

“But get us out of here.”

Both young children were thankfully rescued and later pictured safe.

The entire family – father, mother and three children – were all sleeping when the deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck early Monday morning.

Miraculously, the entire family was saved from the rubble – a positive story among the many thousands of other families shattered by the disaster.

It comes as generous Sun readers pledge more than £300,000 to aid rescue efforts.

The appeal is being backed by reality star Ekin-Su Culculoglu.

The Love Island winner, 28, whose parents are Turkish, has family caught up in Monday’s disaster.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a three-month state of emergency in quake epicentre, Gaziantep, and nine other cities.

Desperate searches are taking place to find survivors buried underneath the rubble of the thousands of buildings destroyed.

Harrowing images show body bags laid out on the road and it’s feared the death toll could eventually reach 20,000.

Meanwhile survivors are preparing for another freezing night sheltering under a plastic sheet — close to the ruins of what was their home.

A young boy pulled out of the rubble by rescuersRexGettyDogs are being used in an effort to locate survivors[/caption]

The Mega AgencyThe grim search for bodies continues in the rubble[/caption]


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