A wounded three-year-old girl was rescued in the Turkish city of İzmir on Monday, days after a powerful earthquake hit the country’s Aegean coast. Elif Perinçek was pulled from debris nearly 65 hours after the quake.
Muammer Celik, one of the firefighters who saved Elif, said that when he reached her, she was lying motionless, and he thought she was dead. But as he reached out to wipe the dust off her face, the girl grabbed his thumb. ‘She opened her eyes. I froze,’ he said.