Turkish teams pull two child survivors from debris after quake

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A 14-year-old girl and a 3-year-old baby were rescued from the rubble early on Nov. 2, the former 58, later 65 hours after a magnitude 6.6 earthquake jolted the city of Izmir on Turkey’s Aegean Sea coast.

After first aid was performed, İdil Şirin and Elif Perinçek were taken to a local hospital

So far, Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) has rescued 106 people from the debris as search and rescue activities continue.

In a Twitter post, Mehmet Güllüğlu, the head of Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), expressed pleasure over rescue of the little girl.

About 23 hours after the quake, Elif’s mother Seher Dereli Perinçek and her 10-year-old twin siblings Ezel and Elzem Perinçek, as well as her seven-year-old brother Umut Perinçek were pulled from rubble. However, Umut lost his life, while her mother and other two siblings are under treatment.

Turkey is among the world’s most seismically active zones as it is situated on several active fault lines. It has suffered devastating earthquakes in the past as well.

Hurriyet Daily News

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