Two-year-old pulled alive from quake rubble

27 January 2020
2020-01-27 13:56

Emergency workers rescued a two-year-old girl from a collapsed building in Elazig on Saturday night after a powerful earthquake struck eastern Turkey.

The child and her mother were rescued alive and unharmed, Ankara fire brigade said in a statement. Rescuers have been searching for survivors trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings after a powerful earthquake hit eastern Turkey late on Friday, killing 29 people and injuring more than 1,400. Turkey's Interior Minister has estimated 22 people remain trapped. The magnitude 6.8 quake shook Elazig province, about 550 km east of the capital Ankara, and was followed by 462 aftershocks, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Authority.

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