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Tue Nov 3, 2020, 08:26 AM

Turkish rescuers pull girl from rubble 4 days after quake

Source: AP

BY MEHMET GUZEL and SUZAN FRASER

IZMIR, TURKEY (AP) — Even as hopes of reaching survivors began to fade, rescuers in the Turkish city of Izmir pulled a young girl out alive from the rubble of a collapsed apartment building on Tuesday, four days after a strong earthquake hit Turkey and Greece.

Wrapped in a thermal blanket, the girl was taken into an ambulance on a stretcher to the sounds of applause and chants of “God is great!” from rescue workers and onlookers.

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca identified her as 3-year-old Ayda Gezgin on Twitter and shared a video of her inside the ambulance. The child had been trapped inside the rubble for 91 hours since Friday’s quake struck in the Aegean Sea and was the 107th person to have been pulled out of collapsed buildings alive.

Ayda’s mother did not survive and her body was found amid the wreckage hours later. Her brother and father were not inside the building at the time of the quake.



In this photo provided by the Turkish Gendarmerie, Ayda Gezgin is tended to by a member of rescue services in the rubble of her collapsed building, in Izmir, Turkey, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Rescuers in the Turkish coastal city pulled Gezgin out alive from the rubble, some four days (91 hours) after a strong earthquake hit Turkey and Greece. The girl was taken into an ambulance, wrapped in a thermal blanket, amid the sounds of cheers and applause from rescue workers. (Turkish Gendarmerie via AP)


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/international-news-turkey-earthquakes-greece-ce896011d8a34324973856421073ef65

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Nov 3, 2020, 09:32 AM

1. She is a beautiful and lucky little girl.

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Response to flying_wahini (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 3, 2020, 01:43 PM

3. All children are beautiful.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Nov 3, 2020, 10:55 AM

2. Bless her

Remarkable little girl. I hope she thrives.

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