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Baby Azra, a 14-day-old girl rescued from the rubble after 47 hours in Turkey.

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Little Azra, a two weeks old baby girl, has been rescued this morning from the shattered ruins of a building in the city of Ercis, after she miraculously lived more than 47 hours trapped.

Baby Azra was found naked in the rubble, making her survival all the more remarkable because of the freezing temperatures in the region.

Azra was immediately rushed to a medical unit.

Little Azra, a two weeks old baby girl, has been rescued this morning from the shattered ruins of a building in the city of Ercis, after she miraculously lived more than 47 hours trapped

Little Azra, a two weeks old baby girl, has been rescued this morning from the shattered ruins of a building in the city of Ercis, after she miraculously lived more than 47 hours trapped

Thousands of people spent a second night under tents, in cars or huddled round small fires in towns affected by the massive earthquake that hit eastern Turkey on Sunday.

The earthquake death toll has risen to 366 overnight, and hundreds more are still missing after the quake and more than 200 aftershocks.

The town of Ercis and the provincial capital Van are by far the most affected areas after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

Seven people were rescued overnight.

Mesut Ozan Yilmaz, 18, who survived for 32 hours under the rubble of a tea house where he had been passing time with friends, said it seemed like the end of the world.

“It was like the judgment day.”

Mesut Ozan Yilmaz told CNN Turk how he survived by diving under a table.


“The space we had was so narrow. People were fighting for more space to survive. I rested my head on a dead man’s foot. I know I would be dead now if I had let myself go psychologically.”

Crowds of residents gathered around collapsed buildings in the city, falling into silence as each person strained to hear even the faintest signs of life under the crumbled concrete and twisted steel.

According to Disaster and Emergency Administration, 1,301 people had been injured and 2,262 buildings had collapsed.

Up to now, the Turkish Red Crescent distributed up to 13,000 tents, and was preparing to provide temporary shelter for about 40,000 people, although there were no reliable estimates of the number of people left destitute.

Ahmet Arikes, 60, from Amik, a village outside Van that was reduced to rubble, said:

“We were sent 25 tents for 150 homes. Everybody is waiting outside, we’ve got small children, we’ve got nothing left.”

Soon after, the Turkish Red Crescent announced that 12,000 more tents would be delivered to Van today.

Van, usually a vibrant city with a large population, resembled a ghost town with no lights in the streets or buildings.

In Ercis, thousands of people, mostly men, paced the streets, stopping to look at the destruction or whenever there was some commotion at a rescue operation site.

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