Three-year-old rescued from rubble in Turkey

A three-year-old girl was rescued from a collapsed building in the western Turkish city of Izmir on Monday, officials said, nearly three days after a powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea region which has killed 81 people.

Rescue efforts were continuing in eight buildings in Izmir where 79 people were killed, making Friday's earthquake the deadliest in Turkey for nearly a decade. Two teenagers died on the Greek island of Samos, authorities said.

Television footage showed the girl, Elif, being pulled from the rubble and carried by rescue workers on a stretcher to an ambulance, 65 hours after the earthquake struck.

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TOPSHOT - A rescuer reacts during the ongoing search operation at the site of a collapsed building as they look for survivors and victims in the city of Izmir on November 2, 2020, after a powerful earthquake struck Turkey's western coast and parts of Greece two days ago. - Rescue workers were searching eight buildings in Izmir despite dwindling hope for survivors, as the death toll of a powerful magnitude earthquake which hit western Turkey rose to 69. The 7.0-magnitude quake has also injured 896 in Turkey, the Turkish emergency authority AFAD said, after striking on October 30, afternoon near the west coast town of Seferihisar in Izmir province. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 02: A screen grab captured from a video shows Turkish rescue teams pull a 3-year-old survivor, Elif Perincek, out of the debris after the 65 hours after the quake as search and rescue works continue at collapsed Doganlar Apartment building aftermath of a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on November 02, 2020. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 02: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT - "ISTANBUL FIRE AUTHORITY/ HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) 3-year-old girl, Elif Perincek, is pulled from the debris 65 hours after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on November 02, 2020. (Photo by Istanbul Fire Authority/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Rescue workers remove rubble during the ongoing search operation at the site of a collapsed building as they look for survivors and victims in the city of Izmir on November 2, 2020, after a powerful earthquake struck Turkey's western coast and parts of Greece two days ago. - Rescue workers were searching eight buildings in Izmir despite dwindling hope for survivors, as the death toll of a powerful magnitude earthquake which hit western Turkey rose to 69. The 7.0-magnitude quake has also injured 896 in Turkey, the Turkish emergency authority AFAD said, after striking on October 30, afternoon near the west coast town of Seferihisar in Izmir province. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)
A rescuer reacts as she rests during the ongoing search operation at the site of a collapsed building as they look for survivors and victims in the city of Izmir on November 2, 2020, after a powerful earthquake struck Turkey's western coast and parts of Greece two days ago. - Rescue workers were searching eight buildings in Izmir despite dwindling hope for survivors, as the death toll of a powerful magnitude earthquake which hit western Turkey rose to 69. The 7.0-magnitude quake has also injured 896 in Turkey, the Turkish emergency authority AFAD said, after striking on October 30, afternoon near the west coast town of Seferihisar in Izmir province. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)
A rescuer washes his face during the ongoing search operation at the site of a collapsed building as they look for survivors and victims in the city of Izmir on November 2, 2020, after a powerful earthquake struck Turkey's western coast and parts of Greece two days ago. - Rescue workers were searching eight buildings in Izmir despite dwindling hope for survivors, as the death toll of a powerful magnitude earthquake which hit western Turkey rose to 69. The 7.0-magnitude quake has also injured 896 in Turkey, the Turkish emergency authority AFAD said, after striking on October 30, afternoon near the west coast town of Seferihisar in Izmir province. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 2: Duzce Search and Rescue Team (DAKE) members, many of whom were rescued from the rubbles and some of them lost their relatives 21 years ago in the quakes in Duzce attend the search and rescue activities aftermath of a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on November 02, 2020. (Photo by Omer Urer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 2: Body of a victim is recovered from the rubble within ongoing search and rescue works on the debris of Doganlar Apartment building located in Bornova district after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on November 02, 2020. (Photo by Omer Evren Atalay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
An affected woman burns heater in front of her tent in the city of Izmir on November 2, 2020, after a powerful earthquake struck Turkey's western coast and parts of Greece two days ago. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP) (Photo by YASIN AKGUL/AFP via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 2: A drone photo shows aerial view of Yilmaz Erbek apartment building, heavily damaged after a magnitude 6.6 quake, is being demolished, in Izmir, Turkey on November 2, 2020. (Photo by Sergen Sezgin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 2: A drone photo shows aerial view of search and rescue works continue at the rubbles of collapsed Riza Bey building located in Bayrakli district days after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on November 2, 2020. (Photo by Halil Fidan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
SAMOS ISLAND, GREECE - NOVEMBER 02: A view of destruction after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook in eastern Aegean island of Samos, Greece on November 02, 2020. The powerful earthquake has hit theTurkish city of Izmir and Greek Island Samos. (Photo by Ayhan Mehmet/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: Wounded people are cut free from the wreckage as search and rescue works continue at debris of a building in Bayrakli district after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Rescuers are at work during the ongoing search operation at the site of a collapsed building as they look for survivors and victims in the city of Izmir on November 2, 2020, after a powerful earthquake struck Turkey's western coast and parts of Greece two days ago. - Rescue workers were searching eight buildings in Izmir despite dwindling hope for survivors, as the death toll of a powerful magnitude earthquake which hit western Turkey rose to 69. The 7.0-magnitude quake has also injured 896 in Turkey, the Turkish emergency authority AFAD said, after striking on October 30, afternoon near the west coast town of Seferihisar in Izmir province. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)
A woman is comforted after officials comfirmed that both her parents were dead during the ongoing search operation at the site of a collapsed building as they look for survivors and victims in the city of Izmir on November 2, 2020, after a powerful earthquake struck Turkey's western coast and parts of Greece two days ago. - Rescue workers were searching eight buildings in Izmir despite dwindling hope for survivors, as the death toll of a powerful magnitude earthquake which hit western Turkey rose to 69. The 7.0-magnitude quake has also injured 896 in Turkey, the Turkish emergency authority AFAD said, after striking on October 30, afternoon near the west coast town of Seferihisar in Izmir province. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: Search and rescue works are being conducted at debris of a building in Bayrakli district after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: A woman reacts as search and rescue works continue at debris of a building after a quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Lokman Ilhan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: Search and rescue works continue at debris of a building after a quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Lokman Ilhan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: Search and rescue works continue at debris of a building after a quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Lokman Ilhan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
This picture shows destroyed car and collapsed buildings after an earthquake in the island of Samos on October 30, 2020. - A powerful earthquake hit Greece and Turkey on October 30, 2020, causing buildings to collapse and a sea surge that flooded streets in the Turkish resort city of Izmir. Greek public television said the quake also caused a mini-tsunami on the eastern Aegean Sea island of Samos, damaging buildings. The US Geological Survey said the 7.0 magnitude quake was registered 14 kilometres (8.6 miles) off the Greek town of Karlovasi on Samos. (Photo by STR / Eurokinissi / AFP) (Photo by STR/Eurokinissi/AFP via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: Wounded people are cut free from the wreckage as search and rescue works continue at debris of a building in Bayrakli district after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
People walk past a destroyed house after an earthquake in the island of Samos on October 30, 2020. - A powerful earthquake hit Greece and Turkey on October 30, 2020, causing buildings to collapse and a sea surge that flooded streets in the Turkish resort city of Izmir. Greek public television said the quake also caused a mini-tsunami on the eastern Aegean Sea island of Samos, damaging buildings. The US Geological Survey said the 7.0 magnitude quake was registered 14 kilometres (8.6 miles) off the Greek town of Karlovasi on Samos. (Photo by STR / Eurokinissi / AFP) (Photo by STR/Eurokinissi/AFP via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: Wounded people are cut free from the wreckage as search and rescue works continue at debris of a building in Bayrakli district after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: Wounded people are cut free from the wreckage as search and rescue works continue at debris of a building in Bayrakli district after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: Wounded people are cut free from the wreckage as search and rescue works continue at debris of a building in Bayrakli district after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: Wounded people are cut free from the wreckage as search and rescue works continue at debris of a building in Bayrakli district after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: Wounded people are cut free from the wreckage as search and rescue works continue at debris of a building in Bayrakli district after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: A woman cries as search and rescue works continue at debris of a building after a quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Lokman Ilhan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: Wounded people are cut free from the wreckage as search and rescue works continue at debris of a building in Bayrakli district after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: Search and rescue works are being conducted at debris of a building after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Lokman Ilhan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: A wounded woman hug her relative after being rescued from debris of a building in Bornova district of Izmir after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Tezcan Ekizler/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: Search and rescue works are being conducted at debris of a building in Bayrakli district of Izmir after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: Search and rescue works are being conducted at debris of a building in Bayrakli district of Izmir after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: Search and rescue works are being conducted at debris of a building in Bayrakli district of Izmir after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: A view of a quake damaged site right after a magnitude 6.6 quake shaking Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: A view of a quake damaged site right after a magnitude 6.6 quake shaking Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: A view of a quake damaged site right after a magnitude 6.6 quake shaking Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: Search and rescue works are being conducted at debris of a building in Bayrakli district of Izmir after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: A view of a quake damaged site after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: A man walks among debris of collapsed buildings after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
IZMIR, TURKEY - OCTOBER 30: Citizens are seen on a ruin of destroyed building right after a magnitude 6.6 quake shaking Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
A man weeps as rescue workers and local people try to save residents trapped in the debris of a collapsed building, in Izmir, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has shaken Turkey and Greece. Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said Friday's earthquake was centered in the Aegean at a depth of 16,5 kilometers (10.3 miles) and registered at a 6.6 magnitude.(AP Photo/Ismail Gokmen)
Rescue workers and local people carry a wounded person found in the debris of a collapsed building, in Izmir, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has shaken Turkey and Greece. Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said Friday's earthquake was centered in the Aegean at a depth of 16,5 kilometers (10.3 miles) and registered at a 6.6 magnitude. (AP Photo/Ismail Gokmen)
Rescue workers and local people carry a wounded person found in the debris of a collapsed building, in Izmir, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has shaken Turkey and Greece. Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said Friday's earthquake was centered in the Aegean at a depth of 16,5 kilometers (10.3 miles) and registered at a 6.6 magnitude. (AP Photo/Ismail Gokmen)
IZMIR, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 2: Search and rescue works continue at collapsed Doganlar Apartment building aftermath of a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey's Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on November 02, 2020. (Photo by Mahmut Serdar Alakus/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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Elif's two sisters and brother were rescued along with their mother on Saturday, but one of the children subsequently died.

"A thousand thanks to you, my God. We have brought out our little one Elif from the apartment block," Mehmet Gulluoglu, head of Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), wrote on Twitter.

More than 3,500 tents and 13,000 beds have been supplied to provide temporary shelter, according to AFAD, which said 962 people had been injured in Friday's earthquake.

More than 740 victims have so far been discharged from hospitals, AFAD said.

It was the deadliest earthquake in Turkey since one in the eastern city of Van in 2011 which killed more than 500 people. A quake in January this year killed 41 people in the eastern province of Elazig.

Turkey is crossed by fault lines and is prone to earthquakes. In 1999, two powerful quakes killed 18,000 people in northwestern Turkey.

The Friday earthquake, which the Istanbul-based Kandilli Institute said had a magnitude of 6.9, was centred in the Aegean Sea, northeast of Samos.

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