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Bana Alabed Describes The Night Her House Was Bombed

She has become the face of the tragedy in Aleppo

Amongst the tragedy gripping Aleppo, a seven-year-old girl has become the unlikely hero that the world needs, bringing the plight of its victims to the world through as she live-Tweeted her experience.

Bana Alabed has amassed 365,0000 followers on Twitter (thanks to the help of her mother Fatemah, a teacher) and countless people around the globe who have been gripped by her incredibly powerful story.

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Alabad and her mother have now been safely evacuated from the war-torn region and she has given her first interview to the BBC.

“We were very scared. We used to play in the house which was suddenly bombed,” she told interviewer Orla Guerin.

“We were really scared, we changed location, went to the basement, we suffocated because of the heavy smoke from the rubble.

“When our house was bombed, we managed to escape from under the rubble safely but we nearly died, we had to face falling rocks and heavy suffocating smoke.”

Alabad has also since met with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara.

“Thank you for supporting the children of Aleppo and help us to get out from war. I love you,” she told the President according to CNN.

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