Hours of Unimaginable Horror As Turkey-Syria Death Toll Hit 11,000

A husband who was buried alive beside his dead wife was rescued in Turkey today after 48-hours of unimaginable horror, as the death toll from Monday's quake across the country and its neighbour Syria rose past 11,000.

Pictures from the scene of the rescue in the Turkish city of Hatay showed the man wedged between a fallen concrete slab, the floor, and his wife's lifeless body. 

As rescuers shined a light into the confines of the ruin, the man - named as Abdulalim Muaini - is shown squinting back at them and reaching out a hand.