Turkey earthquake: 3-year-old girl rescued after 91 hours

A three-year-old girl was rescued from the rubble of a collapsed building 91 hours after the powerful earthquake in Turkey that has claimed 111 lives while injuring over 1,000 people.

Turkey Earthquake
Turkey earthquake: 3-year-old girl rescued after 91 hours.

According to details, rescuers found Ayda Gezgin next to a dishwasher that apparently shielded her from the impact of the damage. The young girl called out for her mother as she was being carried away in the ambulance.

Unfortunately, her mother was found dead next to her under the rubble according to Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).

Earlier, the rescue workers managed to pull a three-year-old identified as Elif Perincek out of the rubble after almost 65 hours but unfortunately her 7-year-old brother was one of the causalities.

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.

More than 3,500 tents have been setup to provide temporary accommodation to those affected from the quake according to the country’s disaster and emergency authority.

The earthquake is the deadliest in Turkey this year after another disaster hit the eastern provinces of Elazig and Malatya in January, killing more than 40 people.

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