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A woman was recovered alive after 52 hours under the rubble in Turkey


Emergency services rescued a woman, after she was trapped under the rubble of a building, which collapsed 52 hours ago, due to the devastating earthquake in southeastern Turkey.

Pictures broadcast by NTV channel on Wednesday showed rescuers in Kahramanmaraş province, near the border with Syria, carrying the woman on a stretcher to an ambulance.

The woman, 58, was reported to have been rescued from a collapsed hotel.

The province was severely affected by earthquakes, the strongest of which had a magnitude of 7.7 and occurred at 0117 GMT yesterday.

Another strong earthquake, of slightly lower magnitude, measuring 7.5, occurred around noon the same day.

Thousands have died in neighboring Turkey and Syria.