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Izmir Earthquake: Three-year-old girl rescued alive after 65 hours being trapped under rubble

A three-year-old girl has been rescued alive from a collapsed apartment building in Izmir, Turkey, after more than 65 hours being trapped under rubble.

The rescue workers on Monday morning were moved into tears as they pulled out the little girl alive after Friday’s earthquake.

The girl has been identified by authorities as Elif Perincek. As being reported her mother and two others were rescued earlier, but unfortunately one of her siblings died.

Elif Perincek
IZMIR, TURKEY – NOVEMBER 02: (—-EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT – “ISTANBUL FIRE AUTHORITY/ HANDOUT” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS—-) 3-year-old girl, Elif Perincek, is pulled from the debris 65 hours after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey’s Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on November 02, 2020. (Photo by Istanbul Fire Authority/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The three-year-old was taken to hospital and is being treated in intensive care.

Turkish health minister Fahrettin Koca said that the girl had not sustained any serious fractures or muscle crush injuries and was in good condition.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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