Turkey building collapse: 5 year old girl rescued from wreckage after 19 hours

A five-year-old girl has been rescued from the wreckage of a collapsed eight-storey building in Istanbul’s Kartal district after spending 19hours trapped under the rubble.

Istanbul Governor, Ali Yerlikaya said rescuers heard five-year-old Havva crying for help and rushed to save her.

The Governor added that twelve people are being treated at various local hospitals with three of them in a critical condition.

The building which collapsed on Wednesday was located in the mostly residential Kartal district.

Authorities say 43 people were registered in 14 apartments at the address.

Rescue workers try to remove rubble from an eight-storey building which collapsed a day earlier in Istanbul, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. An eight-storey building collapsed in Istanbul Wednesday, and Istanbul Gov. Ali Yerlikaya told reporters early Thursday that rescue teams working overnight pulled 12 people out of the rubble with injuries and at least three people are confirmed dead. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

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