18-year-old boy rescued 100 hours after quake in eastern Turkey

18-year-old boy rescued 100 hours after quake in eastern Turkey
# 28 October 2011 04:59 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. A person was rescued nearly 100 hours after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Turkey’s eastern province of Van, APA reports referring the semi-official Anatolia news agency.

Search and rescue teams of Azerbaijan pulled Imdat Padak alive out of the debris of an apartment building which collapsed on Zeylan Street in Ercis during the quake.

Health officials were quoted as saying that Padak, who was conscious and taken to a hospital in Van by an ambulance helicopter, was suffering only from dehydration.

Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Administration (AFAD) said early Thursday that 185 people have been rescued from collapsed buildings since the quake.

The 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Sunday afternoon led to the collapse of about 80 buildings in Ercis, a town of 75, 000 people close to the Iranian border. The region is among Turkey’s most earthquake-prone zones.
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