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BBC has aired a program devoted to the 30th anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit Armenia, and which claimed around 20,000 lives.

The person featured in this report is Anahit Karapetyan, who was 15 years old when she had found herself under the debris of her school when this quake had hit.

Karapetyan said when she had wakened, she had seen that she and a classmate were under a concrete pile.

After a long while, Anahit had heard the voice of her mother calling to her.

She was rescued, but her classmate had died. 

Anahit Karapetyan’s father and brother also had died under the debris.

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