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BBC Newsreader Cries As She Tells Of Rescue Of 30-Day-Old Baby In Syria

BBC Newsreader Cries As She Tells Of Rescue Of 30-Day-Old Baby In Syria

A Syrian rescue worker broke down in tears as he heroically pulled a 30-day-old baby girl from the rubble of a bombed building, in the city of Idlib yesterday.

BBC newsreader Kate Silverton, also cried live on air after watching a clip of the rescue. She continued reading but tears could be seen running down her cheeks.

Civil volunteer Abu Kifah recovered the girl alive after two hours of digging and held her before she was rushed off in an ambulance to a Syrian hospital.

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Video Credit: Syria Civil Defence League

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Speaking about the story, Silverton tweeted: "To all of you sending thoughts - thank you - no words really - my job to be inscrutable & impartial but I am also human."

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 11 civilians, including seven children, died during attacks on Idlib.

One viewer tweeted: "[D]emonstrating utmost poise & professionalism following an extremely distressing piece on Syria. Kudos, Kate."

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Image Credit: Syria Civil Defence League

Topics: Baby, Syria

James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.