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.