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Rescue workers search for quake survivors in Izmir; Death toll rises to 28

The rescue workers in the western Turkish city of Izmir search through the rubble for survivors of the quake on Saturday as the death toll rose to 28.

Three women were rescued from the rubble after being trapped for over 10 hours following the earthquake in Izmir, on Saturday.


Around 800 people are reported to be injured while, around 100 were sucessfully pulled out from the rubbles of the collapsed buildings.

A powerful earthquake hit the Aegean Sea on Friday, which resulted in chaos in the Turkish city of Izmir.

Rescue workers and local people try to save residents trapped in the debris of a collapsed building, in Izmir, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. A strong earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, collapsing buildings in the city of Izmir in western Turkey, and officials said at least six people were killed and scores were injured.(AP Photo/Ismail Gokmen)

As beign reported, a search and rescue operations have been completed in eight collapsed buildings of the city while rescue workers continue to look for survivors in nine other buildings that collapsed.

At least 20 buildings in Izmir were destroyed, authorities said, and the rescue work was taking place as hundreds of aftershocks hit the area.


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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