Woman rescued after seven days under rubble

Woman rescued after seven days under rubble
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40-year-old Sibel Kaya was rescued from wreckage in Turkey's Gaziantep province 170 hours after a massive earthquake killed nearly 30,000 people

A week after Turkey's massive twin earthquakes killed nearly 30,000 people, rescue workers on Monday recovered a woman alive from the rubble of a collapsed building.

Sibel Kaya, 40, was rescued in the southern province of Gaziantep, about 170 hours after the first of two quakes struck the region. Rescue workers in Kahramanmaras had also made contact with three survivors, believed to be a mother, daughter and baby, in the rubble of a building and are racing against time to save them.

On Sunday, rescue teams pulled a man alive from a collapsed building in Turkey, about 160 hours after the quake struck.

A father and his daughter, a toddler and a 10-year-old girl were among the other survivors recovered from the rubble of collapsed buildings in Turkey, but such scenes are becoming increasingly rare as the death toll rises inexorably.

The quake is now the sixth deadliest natural disaster of this century, after the 2005 quake that killed at least 73,000 people in Pakistan.