The woman, who identified herself as Mama Bushra, had asked rescuers to find her phone and was waiting to call her son
A Turk entered the bucket of an excavator on Saturday soldier to climb inside an earthquake-damaged house in Antioch for a cell phone belonging to a 75-year-old woman who feared her son was dead after five days of no contact with him.
The woman, who said her name is Mama Busrahad asked rescuers to find her phone and was waiting to call her son at a nearby park where tents have been set up for earthquake victims.
Responding to her appeal, Muratan Antilla special operations soldier who traveled to this earthquake-stricken southern Turkish city from Ankara to help with rescue operations, climbed with the help of an excavator onto the second-floor balcony of the rubble of her home.
When Adil reached the balcony another rescuer who was inside the woman’s damaged house gave him a red bag with her belongings and inside it was her mobile phone.
The digger lowered Adil, who headed towards the park where the anxious woman was waiting for him.
The cell phone battery had died so she was unable to call her son, but someone else heard her son’s name and said she knew him and he was fine.
He called him from his own phone and her son answered. This was the first time Mama Bushra heard her child’s voice after the earthquake.
“It’s like you gave me the whole world,” the woman said, breaking into tears.
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