A powerful image of a 7-year-old girl protecting her younger sibling by covering their head while trapped in the debris caused by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria has touched the hearts of many online.
The UN representative, Mohamad Safa, who shared the photo on Twitter, mentioned that the siblings were stuck under the rubble for a remarkable 17 hours before they were rescued and emerged unscathed.
Tweet portraying 7 Year Old Girl Viral Photo
Mohamad Safa, a UN representative, took to Twitter to share a touching photo of a 7-year-old girl who bravely shielded her younger brother’s head with her hand while they were trapped in rubble for 17 hours.
In his tweet, he expressed disappointment that not enough people were sharing the positive outcome and emphasized the importance of spreading positivity.
The photograph elicited strong emotions from social media users and many praised the girl for her selfless act of love during a challenging situation.
One person commented on the remarkable miracle, calling the girl a great big sister who showed love and protection under such difficult circumstances.
Another user was moved by the children’s resilience, while a third person dubbed the girl a little hero. The positive comments extended hope to those still trapped and showed respect for the tireless rescuers working on the scene.
On Tuesday, reports indicated that the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey and Syria resulted in the loss of 5,103 lives and countless injuries.
The disaster was followed by two more earthquakes with magnitudes of 7.6 and 6.0 in southern Turkey, as well as aftershocks measuring 5.6 on Tuesday.
In response to the crisis, various countries are working to provide aid and dispatch rescue teams. In Turkey, a period of seven days of national mourning has been declared.
Recommended reading: Victoria Gowri Takes Oath as Judge, Supreme Court Rejects Petition