Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Turkey earthquake: amid the wreckage, a 2-week-old baby found alive (Photos)

As Turkey reels from the devastation wrought by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake, seemingly miraculous stories of survival are giving hope to the nation and to rescue workers fighting to pull people out of the rubble.


Rescue workers carry Azra Karaduman, a two-week-old baby who was pulled from the debris of the earthquake. (ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Workers rescued a two-week-old girl who managed to survive in the rubble for 48 hours after the quake. The rescue workers reached the baby, named Azra, the Associated Press reports, after hours of frantic digging. They were working to free her mother, whose name was given as Semiha.

Five other people have been found in the rubble alive, including a nine-year-old boy found after 34 hours. His parents were still missing, AP said.


(Reuters)

A Turkish medical doctor carries Azra Karaduman. (AP)

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