Dramatic Video Shows Girl Pulled From Rubble in Aleppo

"It's OK, it's OK," said the man as he pulled her from a collapsed building.

September 23, 2016, 2:00 PM

— LONDON -- A dramatic video shows a young girl getting rescued alive from under a collapsed building after an airstrike in the besieged part of east Aleppo, Syria.

Rescue workers are seen in the video pulling the small child from under the rubble by her ponytail. She weeps as her head appears among the ruins of a building in Aleppo.

"It's OK, it's OK," says the man as he tries to pull her out. "Where is your hand, where is your hand? Can you show me your hand?" he asks the girl.

The child identified as Rawan Alowsh, 5, lost her siblings and parents in the attack, activists told ABC News. The only relative she has left is her grandfather, they said.

Rescue workers in the video are able to remove enough rubble to pull the girl out. She is covered in dust and her head is spotted with blood as they rush her to the ambulance.

The girl was rescued following a second day of intense airstrikes on Aleppo that followed the Syrian military's announcement that it was launching a military offensive against the eastern, rebel-held part of the city.

Among today's victims were 12 members of the same family, including six children, who were killed by airstrikes in the village of Bashkateen in Aleppo's western countryside, said the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which attributed the strikes to Syrian government forces.

In east Aleppo, at least 27 people, including two children from one family, were killed by Russian and government airstrikes, since the bombardments started last night, according to the observatory. Many were injured and others are missing, the observatory said.

Related Topics

ABC News Live

ABC News Live

24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events