Turkey earthquake: Missing Bangladeshi student rescued alive

Staff Reporter Published: 8 February 2023, 09:41 AM
Turkey earthquake: Missing Bangladeshi student rescued alive

A Bangladeshi student, who remained missing after a devastating earthquake in Turkey in the early hours of Monday, was rescued alive after around 40 hours at 9pm on Tuesday (Bangladesh time).

The condition of the student, Golam Sayed Rinku, was critical, a source from Bangladesh Embassy in Ankara confirmed the matter to Jago News.  

An official of the Bangladesh embassy said, Rinku is a student at a university in the Southern region of Turkey. He went there for higher education a few years ago. His phone was switched off after the earthquake. Later, his father Golam Rabbani contacted the embassy and informed it about missing of his son.

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Former Assistant Professor at Jagannath University Nazmus Shakib, who is now a PhD student at a university in Ankara, said Rinku is the student of Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University in Turkey. He was rescued alive in a critical condition 40 hours after the earthquake and admitted to a local hospital.

Earlier on Monday, another Bangladeshi student Nure Alam was rescued alive after the earthquake. 

However, the death toll of a devastating earthquake in southern Turkey and Syria jumped to more than 7,800 people on Tuesday as rescuers worked against time in harsh winter conditions to dig survivors out of the rubble of collapsed buildings, Reuters reported.