[ti:Turkish Rescuers Pull Girl from Collapsed Building 4 Days After Earthquake]
[00:00.04]Rescuers in the Turkish city of Izmir
[00:04.12]have pulled a young girl out alive
[00:07.56]from the remains of a collapsed housing complex.
[00:13.20]The rescue came Tuesday,
[00:15.44]four days after a strong earthquake hit Turkey and Greece
[00:19.88]and as people were losing hope of reaching survivors.
[00:25.28]The girl was taken to a hospital in an emergency vehicle.
[00:29.96]Sounds of cheering and shouts of "God is great!"
[00:34.08]could be heard from rescue workers and people watching nearby.
[00:38.80]Health Minister Fahrettin Koca
[00:42.52]identified the girl on Twitter as 3-year-old Ayda Gezgin.
[00:47.36]The child had been trapped inside the rubble for 91 hours.
[00:52.40]She was the 107th person to have been rescued
[00:56.84]from collapsed buildings since Friday, the day the quake struck.
[01:02.84]After her rescue, Ayda could be heard calling out for her mother
[01:07.72]in a video that played on television.
[01:10.52]But Ayda's mother did not survive.
[01:13.56]Her body was found in the rubble hours later.
[01:17.36]Ayda's brother and father were not inside the building
[01:21.52]at the time of the quake.
[01:24.36]Rescuer Nusret Aksoy told reporters
[01:27.96]he was searching through the wreckage of the building
[01:30.68]when he heard a child's scream.
[01:33.48]He then called for silence.
[01:36.16]He later found the girl in a small space next to a dishwasher.
[01:41.60]The girl waved at him, told him her name
[01:44.92]and said that she was okay, Aksoy said.
[01:48.96]"I got goose bumps and my colleague Ahmet cried,"
[01:53.16]he told HaberTurk television.
[01:56.48]Ibrahim Topal, of the Humanitarian Relief Foundation
[02:01.00]said: "My colleague and I looked at each other like ‘
[02:04.80]Did you hear that, too?'
[02:06.64]We listened again.
[02:08.24]There was a very weak voice saying something like ‘I'm here.'
[02:12.84]Then we shut everything down, the machines,
[02:16.76]and started listening again. And there really was a voice."
[02:22.12]Health ministry officials said the girl was in good condition
[02:26.20]but would be kept under observation in the hospital.
[02:31.16]She asked for a special meal of meatballs
[02:34.48]and a yogurt drink on her way to the hospital,
[02:38.28]the state-operated Anadolu Agency reported.
[02:42.80]Another 3-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl
[02:47.00]were also pulled out alive recently
[02:49.88]from collapsed buildings in Izmir, Turkey's third-largest city.
[02:55.16]At least 111 people died in the quake.
[02:59.56]Officials said 138 survivors were still hospitalized.
[03:05.52]The U.S. Geological Survey
[03:07.80]reported the earthquake's strength at magnitude 7.0.
[03:13.68]Other agencies have recorded a smaller number.
[03:18.28]Most of the deaths and about 1,000 injuries happened in Izmir.
[03:23.68]Two people died and 19 people were injured
[03:27.64]on the Greek island of Samos,
[03:30.08]near the quake's center in the Aegean Sea.
[03:34.20]The quake also caused a small tsunami that hit Samos
[03:38.64]and an area of Izmir province, where one woman drowned.
[03:43.56]The shaking was felt across western Turkey, including in Istanbul,
[03:49.16]as well as in Athens, Greece.
[03:52.08]Hundreds of aftershocks followed.
[03:55.68]The quake brought down many buildings in Izmir.
[03:58.84]Officials detained nine people, including builders,
[04:03.16]for questioning over the collapse of six buildings.
[04:07.64]Turkey has a mix of older buildings and low-quality
[04:12.08]or illegally built structures that easily collapse in earthquakes.
[04:17.36]I'm Ashley Thompson.