Turkish rescuers pull girl from rubble 4 days after quake
IZMIR, TURKEY (AP) â Four days after a powerful earthquake struck Turkey and Greece, on Tuesday, rescuers in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir rescued a young girl alive out of the ruins of a collapsing apartment building.
The child is carried into an ambulance, bundled up in a thermal clothing, with cheers and singing: "God is wonderful! God is great!
"Onlookers and ambulance teams.
She has been caughen in the debris 91 hours since Friday's quake hit the Aegean Sea. Media sources named her as Ayla Gezgin, a four-year-old.
Rescuer Nusret Aksoy told reporters that before he found the girl near a dishwasher, he noticed a child screaming. She told him that Ayla grinned at him, told him her name and that she'd be all right.
One day her escape came from the crumbling buildings in Izmir, after a child of three and a 14-year-old child were both taken out alive.
In the meantime, fatalities hit a record of 102, including the re-establishment of further bodies elsewhere in the third-largest region of Turkey by rescue crews.
The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake as 7.0, although it was less seriously reported by other agencies in Turkey.
Two adolescents have died and 19 were hurt on Samos, Greek island, close the Aegean Sea quake epicentre. The bulk of fatalities and almost 1,000 casualties occurred in Izmir.
Officials confirmed that 147 tremor survivors were hospitalized and three of them were critically ill.