At least 91 people have been killed along with over 900 injured and several people still missing after Friday’s earthquake in Turkey and Greece tat leveled 20 buildings while severely damaging several others.
The earthquake in Turkey was recorded at a magnitude of 7.0 with a depth of 10 km while the epicenter was reported 33.5 km off the Aegean coast according to the US Geological Survey.
According to the latest reports, the rescue workers managed to pull a three-year-old out of the rubble after almost 65 hours which provided a glimmer of hope to others who were still trying to find their loved ones.
The young girl identified as Elif Perincek became stuck with her three siblings and mother when the earthquake struck. Her mother and twin sisters were rescued earlier but unfortunately her 7-year-old brother was one of the causalities.
According to the country’s Disaster and Relief Agency, at least 106 people have been pulled out of the rubble alive by Monday and rescue operations were still underway with many reported missing.
There are more than 5,700 workers from state and local government agencies taking part in the rescue efforts while taking significant risks which includes sliding through cracks and climbing over rubble to reach survivors.
Thousands of people have been rendered homeless as a result of the earthquake in Turkey and emergency accommodation was being built using shipping containers which will be providing shelter to at least 1,000 people.
Furthermore, the health minister Fahrettin Koca urged people to follow precautions against coronavirus reminding them that the threat was still very real.
Turkish president Erdogan has promised to take care of the people and ‘heal all wounds’ before the coming winter months.
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