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Turkey: Rescue workers search for survivors of earthquake in Izmir02:30

Turkey: Rescue workers search for survivors of earthquake in Izmir

Turkey, Izmir
October 31, 2020 at 15:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

Rescue workers were looking for survivors at a collapsed building in the Turkish city of Izmir on Saturday.

The operation comes as the country was hit by a powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea on Friday.

Residents were filmed observing the efforts as they were hopeful their relatives may be pulled out from under the rubble alive.

''People were pulled alive from under the rubble after 157 hours in Turkey. After 204-206 hours in the world, people were rescued. In South America, workers who were trapped in mine were rescued after months. So, hope never ends,'' said Emrah Ceylan, a search and rescue specialist at the site.

At least 27 people were killed and hundreds injured by the earthquake which also hit the neighbouring Greece.

Turkey: Rescue workers search for survivors of earthquake in Izmir02:30
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Rescue workers were looking for survivors at a collapsed building in the Turkish city of Izmir on Saturday.

The operation comes as the country was hit by a powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea on Friday.

Residents were filmed observing the efforts as they were hopeful their relatives may be pulled out from under the rubble alive.

''People were pulled alive from under the rubble after 157 hours in Turkey. After 204-206 hours in the world, people were rescued. In South America, workers who were trapped in mine were rescued after months. So, hope never ends,'' said Emrah Ceylan, a search and rescue specialist at the site.

At least 27 people were killed and hundreds injured by the earthquake which also hit the neighbouring Greece.

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