By Sarah Keane • 02 November 2020 • 10:53
THREE-year-old girl saved from the rubble 65 hours after earthquake in Turkey
Elif Perincek, 3, was rescued on Monday, November 2 from a collapsed apartment building in Izmir, Turkey, following Friday’s earthquake, according to state news agency Anadolu.
Elif was trapped beneath the rubble for 65 hours. Fahrettin Koca said Perincek’s mother and two others were rescued earlier, but unfortunately one of her siblings had died.
Before little Elif, Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said that a 14-year-old girl was rescued alive, 58 hours after the earthquake struck the area. 76 people lost their lives and 962 were injured in the Turkish city of Izmir.
A total of 20 buildings were seriously damaged in Izmir by the tremor, according to Izmir Mayor Tunc Soyer, the majority of them in the middle-class Bayrakli district.
More than 900 aftershocks have been registered since the initial quake, 42 of them with a magnitude over 4.0, Turkey’s disaster agency said. The earthquake also triggered what authorities called a “mini tsunami,” causing streets to flood Friday in parts of Turkey’s wider Izmir province, as well as on Samos.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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