Nurses risk own lives to protect babies in incubators during Turkey earthquake
Rescue officers aren’t the only heroes saving lives in the aftermath of an earthquake.
On Feb 6, a series of massive earthquakes struck south-eastern Turkey, claiming the lives of thousands and leaving behind significant destruction in the area.
In a video released on Twitter by BBC News, nurses at a special care baby unit in a Gaziantep hospital can be seen rushing to hold on to incubators as they shook vigorously as a result of the earthquake.
Speaking to a journalist, nurse Gazel Caliskan said: “We were scared and panicked, but the panic was definitely not for ourselves.”
Another nurse, Devlet Nizam, added: “All we thought about was just babies. We held the incubators as much as we could so that the panel would not hit the incubators.”
Twitter users were full of praise for the nurses and their selfless act, calling them “heroes” and “true angels”.