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Three-year-old girl miraculously rescued alive from Turkey’s earthquake

A three-year-old girl identified as Ayla Gezgin was miraculously pulled out alive from the debris in Bayrakli, Turkey after it was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that claimed hundreds of lives.

The little girl has been stuck in the rubble for 91 hours. Izmir mayor Tunc Soyer also tweeted “We have witnessed a miracle in the 91st hour”.

The mayor said that Ayla was four years old, but it was later clarified by the Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca that she was only three.

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Ayla was rescued from a collapsed building in the Turkish Town of Bayrakli. She was found four days after the quake hits the town. After she was taken to safety, clamors of “God is greater” were heard.

According to NTV News Channel, Ayla immediately asked for water and ayran-- a Turkish yoghurt drink.

Despite the casualties brought by the very strong quake, rescuers were still in great hope while searching for survivors and it was their joy to find Ayla alive. God is truly great!


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