Turkey quake survivor meets her rescuer

"Sister, I am really scared. Can you hold my hand?"

Those were the words of 16 year old Inci Okan as she was pulled from the rubble of an eight-story building in Turkey on Saturday (October 31).

Along with her dog Fistic, she was rescued 17 hours after the strong earthquake struck the province of Izmir.

The death toll from Friday (October 30) afternoon's quake rose to 51 by Sunday (November 1).

Turkish authorities have announced 49 deaths in the coastal city of Izmir, while two teenagers died on the Greek island of Samos.

The quake destroyed at least 20 buildings in Izmir, causing panic and setting off tidal waves that slammed into coastal areas and islands.

Once in hospital, Okan met with her rescuer from the National Medical Rescue Team.

She promised to play the violin for him once she has been discharged from hospital.

A 70-year-old man was pulled from the same building on Sunday, 33 hours after becoming trapped.

Rescue operations continued across the port city to locate survivors after 20 buildings collapsed.

Turkey is crossed by fault lines and is prone to earthquakes.

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