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Dead mother’s embrace saves Iranian baby’s life

A baby girl cradled in her dead mother’s arms was rescued from the rubble of a collapsed building in Bam, officials said on Monday — a rare moment of joy amid the devastation of Iran’s earthquake. Red Crescent aid officials told Reuters the mother’s protective embrace had shielded six-month-old Nassim from falling debris and saved her life.

The rest of her family, which officials said included sisters and brothers, were found dead. Details of Nassim’s recovery are still sketchy. One Red Crescent Society official said the girl was discovered on Monday a full 72 hours after the quake, but rescue officials and state television later said she had been found after 37 hours.

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