Mum and kids saved from Turkish earthquake rubble
A MOTHER and three of her children were pulled to safety yesterday after being stuck for almost 18 hours under a building flattened by an earthquake.
Last night efforts continued to free her fourth child, as around 180 remained trapped in the Turkish port of Izmir.
A 16-year-old girl and her dog were also pulled alive from amongst rubble in the early hours of yesterday morning.
The death toll from Friday’s 7.0 magnitude shock, which also struck the Greek island of Samos, has risen to 38, with h more than 800 people injured.
Nearly 4,000 rescue workers, 475 vehicles and 20 sniffer dogs have been deployed at several sites but have been hampered by nearly 400 aftershocks.
Tunc Soyer, mayor of Izmir, where 25 died, said: “We are delighted to be hearing of miracles happening as a result of diligent efforts by rescue teams.”
The tremor triggered tidal waves that hit coasts and islands in the Aegean .