Four days after the quake, Turkish rescuers pulled the girl from the rubble

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) – Rescuers in the Turkish city of Izmir pulled a young woman alive from the rubble of an apartment apartment building after an earthquake shook Turkey and Greece on Tuesday, and hopes of reaching survivors were dashed.

Wrapped in a thermal blanket, the young woman received applause and “God is great!” No one was taken to the ambulance on a stretcher for the sound. From rescue workers and spectators.

Health Minister Fahretin Koka called her 3-year-old Aida Gazgin on Twitter. The child has been trapped inside the wreckage for 91 hours since Friday’s earthquake in the Aegean Sea and was the 107th person to be pulled out of a collapsed building.

After she was pulled from the rubble, in a rescue video on television, little Ida called her mother.

But Aida’s mother did not survive. His body was found hours later amid weakness. Her brother and father were not inside the building at the time of the quake.

Defender Nusrat Aksoy told reporters he was walking through the rubble of an eight-story building when he was called to silence after hearing the child’s screams. He later placed the girl in a tight space next to the dishwasher.

Aksoy said, the young woman waved in front of him, said his name and said he was fine.

“I got goosebumps and my colleague Ahmet cried,” he told Heberturk television.

Ibrahim Tople, or IHHA of the Humanitarian Relief Foundation, said: “My partner and I looked at each other and said, ‘Have you heard that too?’ We heard it again. There was a very weak voice saying something like ‘I’m here.’ Then we stopped everything, the machines, and started listening again. And there was a real noise. “

Health ministry officials said the girl was in good condition but would be kept under observation at the hospital for some time. On his way to the hospital, he was told to drink meatballs and yogurt, the state-run Anadolu Agency said.

Another 3-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl were rescued from a collapsed building in Izmir, Turkey’s third-largest city, a day after they were rescued.

Meanwhile, the death toll in the quake reached 111 after emergency crews pulled out more bodies from buildings scattered across the city. Officials said 138 people who survived the quake are still hospitalized, and three of them are in critical condition.

U.S. The epicenter was reported below the epicenter, however; no tsunami alert was issued.

Most of the deaths and nearly 1,000 injuries occurred in Izmir. Two teenagers were also killed and 19 were injured on the Greek island of Samos, near the epicenter of the Aegean Sea earthquake.

The quake also triggered a tsunami in the Samos and Safarihisar districts of Izmir province, where an elderly woman drowned. The quake was felt in western Turkey, including the Greek capital Athens, including Istanbul. Hundreds of aftershocks followed.

In Izmir, houses were destroyed by the quake or floor pancakes came in and authorities detained nine people, including contractors, to investigate the collapse of six of the houses.

Turkey has a mix of old buildings and cheap or illegal constructions that do not withstand earthquakes well. Rules for strengthening or demolishing old buildings have been tightened, and urban renovation work is underway in Turkish cities, but experts say it is not happening fast enough.

The country sits on top of two major fault lines and earthquakes occur frequently.


Fraser was reported from Ankara, Turkey.