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Double joy for quake rescuers

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 01:21

Oct.28 - A 13-year-old boy is pulled alive from the rubble after Turkey's huge quake hours after a young man was rescued in the same town. Paul Chapman reports.

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This was the dramatic moment a 13-year-boy was pulled alive from the ruins of a building destroyed by Turkey's huge quake. The teenager survived some 108 hours trapped in the debris in the town of Ercis. Officials say he's recovering in hospital. SOUNDBITE: Unidentified head of one of the rescue teams saying (Turkish): "At around 2am the rescue teams from Sanli Urfa, Afyan and Antep found a survivor and pulled him out. He is a 13-year-old boy called Ferhat Tokay. He's been taken to hospital." (JOURNALIST'S QUESTION) "He was taken to hospital in Sahra and his health appears good." Earlier the same night in the same town a young man thought to be aged about 18 was also found alive. He was whisked away by ambulance to cheers from onlookers who watched the drama unfold. Some 185 people have been saved from beneath the rubble since the quake hit on Sunday. By late Thursday the number of dead was officially reckoned to be at least 535. At least 2, 300 people have been injured in the country's worst quake for more than a decade. Paul Chapman, Reuters

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Double joy for quake rescuers

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 01:21