Turkish rescuers race to find quake survivors

After ten hours trapped under rubble of a residential building, these three women were pulled to safety and taken to hospital.

Turkish rescue workers in the city of Izmir raced on Saturday (October 31) to release trapped earthquake survivors, dismantling walls and removing debris.

Their work punctuated by aftershocks from Friday's quake.

Officials say at least 25 people were killed in coastal areas in Turkey's west, while two teenagers died when a wall collapsed on them on the Greek island of Samos.

More than 800 people have been injured by the earthquake, which had a magnitude of up to 7.0, and the search for survivors continues.

It hit the Aegean sea, and caused multiple tidal waves to batter the coast.

The leaders of neighbouring Turkey and Greece, locked in a bitter dispute over Mediterranean exploration rights, spoke on the phone in a rare show of warmth.

Turkey is criss-crossed by fault lines and prone to earthquakes. A devastating quake in 1999 killed over 17,000 people.

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- After 10 hours trapped under the rubble of a residential building, these three women were pulled to safety and taken to the hospital. Turkish rescue workers in the city of Izmir raced on Saturday to release trapped earthquake survivors, dismantling walls and removing debris, their work punctuated by aftershocks from Friday's quake.

Officials say at least 25 people were killed in coastal areas in Turkey's west, while two teenagers died when a wall collapsed on them on the Greek island of Samos. More than 800 people have been injured by the earthquake, which had a magnitude of up to seven. And the search for survivors continues.

It hit the Aegean Sea and caused multiple tidal waves to batter the coast. The leaders of neighboring Turkey and Greece, locked in a bitter dispute over Mediterranean exploration rights, spoke on the phone in a rare show of warmth.

Turkey is crisscrossed by fault lines and prone to earthquakes. A devastating quake in 1999 killed over 17,000 people.