Three-year-old girl is 106th person rescued after Friday’s earthquake in Turkey

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Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A wounded three-year-old girl has been rescued Monday, days after a powerful magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit Turkey’s Aegean coast, as rescue efforts continued in eight buildings in western Turkish city of Izmir on Monday, according to Turkish Anadolu News Agency.

Authorities said the death toll from Friday’s powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea region rose to 81.

Elif was the 106th person to be rescued from the rubble and she was taken to hospital. In a Twitter post, Mehmet Gulluoglu, the head of Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), expressed pleasure over rescue of the little girl.

Turkish authorities said 79 were killed in Izmir, while two teenagers died on the Greek island of Samos.

More than 3,500 tents and 13,000 beds have been supplied to provide temporary shelter, according to Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Authority (AFAD), which said 962 people had been injured in Friday’s earthquake. More than 740 victims have so far been discharged from hospitals, AFAD said.

The Friday earthquake, which the Istanbul-based Kandilli Institute said had a magnitude of 6.9, was centred in the Aegean Sea, northeast of Samos.