Turkey earthquake: 13 year-old boy rescued after 108 hours under rubble
Published 28/10/2011 | 12:16
Rescuers pull a thirteen year old boy from the rubble of a collapsed building more than five days after a deadly earthquake struck Turkey.
A teenage boy became the latest person to be rescued in Turkey following Sunday's 7.2 magnitude earthquake after being saved from the ruins of a building in Ercis late on Thursday night.
Turkish authorities said the boy was found alive at around 11:45pm GMT and was then hauled from under the wreckage after spending 108 hours trapped beneath.
According to the Disaster and Emergency Administration, the boy becomes the 185th person to be rescued alive from the rubble since the quake devastated parts of eastern Turkey last weekend.
The death toll has now risen to 534, with another 2,300 injured in what was the biggest quake to hit the country in over a decade.