Rescuers Pull 3 More From Rubble in Turkey

Student, two teachers saved as Turkey accepts international help
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 26, 2011 6:32 AM CDT
Rescue workers carry a body pulled out from a collapsed building, in Ercis, on October 26, 2011.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – The death toll from Turkey’s earthquake has reached 461, but rescue work continues: Rescuers pulled an 18-year-old student and two young teachers from the rubble today, days after the earthquake struck. Tiny cameras on sticks helped rescuers find the student, the AP reports. In other good news, the 2-week-old baby rescued yesterday has been declared healthy in an Ankara hospital.

The girl was among some 40 people rescued yesterday. “Bringing them out is such happiness. I wouldn't be happier if they gave me tons of money,” says a rescuer. Meanwhile, Turkey says it will accept international aid with thousands of survivors in need of shelter from continuing near-freezing temperatures. The country has reversed itself and will now even accept Israel’s aid offer despite tensions between the countries. Emergency teams have secured housing for just half those in need, workers said, while aid agencies fear “hundreds, possibly thousands” are still trapped, the BBC notes.

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