Earthquake, baby born under rubble: miracle in Syria – Video

The little girl still had the umbilical cord attached to her mother who was killed in the collapse of their building

Miracle in Syria. A newborn girl, with the umbilical cord still tied to her now dead mother, was found in the ruins of a building in Jandairis, a town in the province of Aleppo severely hit by the earthquake on Monday 6 February. The little girl is the sole survivor of a family whose other members all perished in the collapse of the four-story building.

In the locality on the border with Turkey, rescuers found the bodies of his father, mother, his three sisters, his brother and his aunt. “Then we heard a noise while we were digging, we cleaned up and found this little one, thank God,” said a witness. The baby still had the umbilical cord attached to her mother. “We cut it out and my cousin took her to the hospital,” the man continued.

In a video circulating on social media, a man is seen carrying a naked newborn, covered in dust, from the rubble, with the umbilical cord still attached. As the temperature approaches freezing, another throws a blanket at him to cover him.

The baby was taken to hospital in the nearby city of Afrin, where she was placed in an incubator. Her condition is stable. “She was probably born seven hours after the earthquake,” said a doctor, adding that she weighs 3.175 kg and was therefore born full term.