A rescuer tells reporters that he heard a child scream before locating the girl next to a dishwasher.

A young girl has been pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed apartment building in the Turkish city of Izmir, four days after a strong earthquake hit Turkey and Greece.

The girl was seen being taken into an ambulance, wrapped in a thermal blanket, as rescue workers and onlookers clapped and chanted "God is great".

Media reports identified her as three-year-old Ayda Gezgin. She had been trapped inside the rubble for 91 hours since Friday's quake struck in the Aegean Sea.

Rescue workers pull a 4-year-old girl, Ayda Gezgin, from the rubble of a collapsed building after an earthquake in the Aegean port city of Izmir, Turkey November 3, 2020. Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD)/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.
Image: Rescue workers pull Ayda Gezgin from the rubble

Rescuer Nusret Aksoy told reporters that he heard a child scream and asked his colleagues for silence so they could locate her.

The team then saw her arm in between blocks of concrete and were able to talk to her.

Rescue workers carry a 4-year-old girl, Ayla Gezgin, out from a collapsed building after an earthquake in the Aegean port city of Izmir, Turkey November 3, 2020. Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD)/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.
Image: Rescue workers carry the child from the rubble

Rescuers said she waved at them, told them her name and said she was okay.

She then asked for water and ayran, a Turkish yoghurt and water mixture commonly drunk by Turks.

 

 

 

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said Friday's quake was 7.0 magnitude, but Turkey put it lower at 6.6.




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