Dozens of men gathered around as a community elder emerged from a hospital that was still drenched in blood with a list of mothers’ names.
But now, for once, the men in the crowd outside the hospital listened intently as the babies were identified by their mothers’ names.
“The child of Suraya — she was healthy, I myself helped load it into the ambulance.”“The child of Gul Makai — evacuated to the Ataturk hospital,” he shouted.
At the Ataturk hospital the next morning, the two children were next to each other in incubators in the ward where all 18 babies had been transferred.
Gul Makai was there next to her child, limping with a leg wound.