3 people pulled out of Turkey earthquake rubble

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

ERCIS, Turkey (AP) — Two teachers and a university student have been rescued from buildings toppled by Sunday's earthquake in eastern Turkey.

NTV television says a 25-year-old woman was pulled out around the same time that rescue workers freed another teacher.

Earlier in the day, rescuers pulled out an 18-year-old university student, using tiny cameras mounted on sticks to locate him.

The three rescues came a day after about 40 people, including a 2-week-old baby, were freed from the rubble. But searchers say hopes of finding anyone else alive are rapidly fading.

More than 460 people are known dead following the 7.2-magnitude quake.

Turkey's prime minister says shoddy construction contributed to the high casualty toll. He compared the alleged negligence of some officials and builders to murder because they ignored safety

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)


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