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Relief teams rescue a 13-year-old child 108 hours after quake


16:46, October 28, 2011

Rescuers take care of 13-year-old boy Serhat Tokay saved from the rubble of a collapsed building in Ercis, Turkey's Van Province, early Oct. 28, 2011, about 108 hours after a massive quake. (Xinhua/Anadolu Agency)

ANKARA, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Search and rescue teams pulled a 13-year-old child alive from the debris 108 hours after Sunday's massive earthquake that hit Turkey's eastern province of Van, semi-official Anatolia news agency reported Friday.

Relief teams pulled 13-year-old Serhat Tokay alive from the rubble of an apartment building in Van's Ercis town early Friday, according to the report.

Tokay was then taken under treatment in a field hospital.

The 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Sunday afternoon led to the collapse of about 80 buildings in Ercis, a town of 75,000 people close to the Iranian border. The region is among Turkey's most earthquake-prone zones.

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