Valencia (EFE).- A team of twelve rescuers and two dogs from the Valencian NGO Intervention, Help and Emergencies (IAE) rescued a 26-year-old man alive this morning from a building in the Turkish city of Adiyaman, one of the most affected by the earthquake that has devastated that country.
This was confirmed to EFE by Moisés Benlloch, president of the NGO, whose members have traveled to Turkey to participate in the rescue efforts of potential earthquake survivors.
Benlloch explained that they were the first international team to arrive in that city where, after putting themselves at the service of the crisis table, they were asked for help to extract a man who was trapped by one foot and who had been able to be rescued because he did not have the tools needed to do it.
A complicated rescue
After arriving in the area, they began the rescue “complicated because there were several plates under the ground and little space available to work” but after breaking the concrete and cutting the iron that trapped the foot they were able to rescue the young man. “It was a success and we are very satisfied,” he stressed.
The rescue group carried out a first aid intervention on Tuesday in the city of Adana but they could not locate anyone alive.
Then they moved to Adiyaman, in the southwest of the country, one of the cities most affected by being at the epicenter of the earthquake, where around 3 in the morning on Wednesday they were able to carry out this rescue.
In addition to the twelve rescuers and the dogs, they have brought with them the necessary material and equipment for electronic location or concrete breakage. “Everything necessary to be able to create the accesses and rescue the victims,” he indicated.