Sunday Mirror

Mum and kids saved from Turk­ish earth­quake rub­ble

- Disasters · Earthquakes · Incidents · Natural Disasters · Izmir · Aegean Cronus Airlines

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 .

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