Two girls pulled out alive of rubble three days after Turkey quake

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Two girls pulled out alive of rubble three days after Turkey quake

Izmir (Web Desk): Extraction teams on Monday brought two girls out alive from the wreckage of their collapsed apartment buildings in the Turkish city of Izmir, three days after a strong earthquake hit Turkey and Greece.


The overall death toll in Friday's quake reached 85 after teams found more bodies overnight amid toppled buildings in Izmir, Turkey's third largest city.

Close to 1,000 people were injured, mostly in Turkey, in the quake, which was centered in the Aegean Sea northeast of the Greek island of Samos.

Seven hours later, rescuers working on another toppled building extricated three-year-old Elif Perincek, whose mother and two sisters had been rescued two days earlier.

The child spent 65 hours in the wreckage of her apartment and became the 106th person to be rescued alive, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.