Greece-Turkey earthquake: Incredible moment woman is pulled from rubble after 7.0 quake – World News

Incredible footage shows the moment a woman is pulled alive from rubble following a devastating earthquake which rocked Turkey and Greece.

At least 26 people have been killed after the 7.0-magnitude quake struck in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos.

More than 800 are believed to have been injured in the quake which hit on Friday, which triggered a mini-tsunami.

At least 20 buildings were levelled by the quake in the Turkish city of Izmir, where locals and emergency services continue to search for any survivors.

Remarkable scenes show a crowd of people cheering and applauding as they appear to pull a woman out of the rubble alive.

This woman was pulled from the rubble alive after a huge earthquake struck Izmir

The survivor appears to look dazed and covered in dust in the dramatic video, before rescuers hug her and help her away from the wreckage.

At least 70 people are reported to have been pulled from rubble in Izmir, one of the worst affected areas by the earthquake.

Neighbourhoods were deluged with surging seawater which swept debris inland and left fish stranded as it receded.

Rescuers search for survivors in a collapsed building in Izmir
(Image: AFP via Getty Images)

Search and rescue works continue to be carried out at debris of buildings
(Image: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

On the Greek island of Samos two teenagers, a boy and a girl, aged 15 and 17, were found dead in an area where a wall had collapsed.

Also Check:  Woman, 18, drowns at aqua park when hand gets sucked in by underwater pool drain

Search and rescue operations continued at collapsed or damaged buildings in Izmir, Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said.

Authorities were setting up tents with a total capacity of 2,000 people near areas with the highest damage, Urbanisation Minister Murat Kurum said.

Rescue operations take place on a site after an earthquake struck the Aegean Sea, in the coastal province of Izmir
(Image: REUTERS)

Ilke Cide, a doctoral student who was in Izmir’s Guzelbahce region during the earthquake, said he went inland after waters rose following the earthquake.

“I am very used to earthquakes … so I didn’t take it very seriously at first but this time it was really scary,” he said, adding the earthquake had lasted for at least 25-30 seconds.

Idil Gungor, who runs a hotel in Izmir’s Seferihisar district, told broadcaster NTV that people were cleaning the debris after the floodwaters receded.

28-year-old Malik Tahirler is being rescued from wreckage as search and rescue works continue at debris of a building located in Bornova district
(Image: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

She said fish had washed up on the garden of the hotel, around 50 metres from the shore.

Residents of the Greek island of Samos, which has a population of about 45,000, were urged to stay away from coastal areas.

Eftyhmios Lekkas, head of Greece’s organisation for anti-seismic planning, said: “It was a very big earthquake, it’s difficult to have a bigger one.”

High tidal wave warnings were in place in Samos, where eight people were also injured, according to a Greek official.

Also Check:  Turkey charges seven people over ex-Nissan boss Ghosn’s escape

A drone photo shows search and rescue works continuing for survivors of the collapsed Riza Bey building in Izmir
(Image: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

“We have never experienced anything like it,” said George Dionysiou, the local vice-mayor.

“People are panicking.”

AFAD put the magnitude of the earthquake at 6.6, while the U.S. Geological Survey said it was 7.0.

It was felt along Turkey’s Aegean coast and the northwestern Marmara region.

Crisscrossed by major fault lines, Turkey is among the most earthquake-prone countries in the world.

More than 17,000 people were killed in August 1999 when a 7.6 magnitude quake struck Izmit, a city southeast of Istanbul. In 2011, a quake in the eastern city of Van killed more than 500.