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Turkish Girl Survives 10 days under Earthquake Rubble

Turkish Girl Survives 10 days under Earthquake Rubble

A 17-year-old girl has been rescued 248 hours after last week’s devastating earthquakes in Turkey, reported BBC News.

The injured Aleyna Olmez (17) was pulled from the ruins of a flattened apartment block in Kahramanmaraş, a southern city near the epicentre, after surviving freezing weather conditions, for 10 days.

Speaking to the AFP news agency, Ali Akdogan, a coal miner who took part in the rescue, said:

She looked to be in good health. She opened and closed her eyes.

We have been working here in this building for a week now… we are happy whenever we find a living thing – even a cat.

In the same city, three women and two children were found alive on Wednesday.

More than 41 000 people have died in Tukey and neighbouring Syria from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

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