Excavators had been searching near the 5-storey building where Samar Zora was staying
The body of a Canadian woman who was visiting Turkey has been found in the rubble of a building that collapsed on Feb. 6 during the devastating earthquake that has killed thousands.
Saad Zora said his twin sister Samar was found earlier today by searchers as an excavator dug through pieces of a five-storey building in the city of Antakya.
"Samar was found," he said, "she didn't make it."
Zora said he and his brother, Muthana, who flew to Turkey last week to search for their sister, had remained near the scene of the excavation of the building.
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Unable to get answers from the Canadian Embassy, brothers Saad and Muthana Zora flew to Turkey to find out what happened to their sister Samar, who they haven’t heard from since earthquakes rocked her city last week.
He said he is grateful to the local people and the search-and-rescue teams who assisted in finding the 33-year-old woman.
Samar Zora had travelled to the city to conduct doctoral research in anthropology.
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