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Turkish teenager pulled alive from quake debris

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Turkish teenager pulled alive from quake debris


Turkish rescue workers in Ecris have pulled a thirteen year-old boy alive from the rubble of a collapsed building destroyed by Sunday’s earthquake.

Serhat Tokay survived more than 100 hours in freezing temperatures before being rescued.

He was put in a neck brace and taken to hospital for treatment.

The 7.2 magnitude quake that struck the largely Kurdish eastern province of Van has killed more than five hundred people.

Thousands of buildings have been damaged in Ecris alone.

There are no official figure citing how many people have been left homeless, but the International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent estimate at least 50,000 people have been affected.

Tent cities have been erected on the outskirts of the town to house those with nowhere to go.

Reuters quoted some survivors as saying there is a shortage of tents.

Extra supplies of temporary housing were flown in on Thursday- from France, Ukraine and Israel.

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