Four year-old rescued 90 hours after earthquake

Four days after a deadly earthquake shook Turkey, rescuers managed to pull four-year-old Ayda Gezgin safely from the rubble on Tuesday (November 3).

The overall death toll from Friday’s quake, which has badly damaged the city of Izmir, has now passed 100, but Ayda being found alive provided some respite.

Rescue workers had heard her screams from under the rubble.

She was covered in dust, but largely unhurt. One rescue worker hugged and kissed her, while crowds applauded as she was transported on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance.

The Interior Ministry later said that Ayda's mother was found dead by rescuers shortly after her child's rescue.

Comforted by medics, Ayda was heard making one special request on her way to the hospital.

She wanted some meatballs to eat when she got there.

Her story follows three-year-old Elif Perincek, who has also been recovering in hospital after being rescued a day earlier.

She was seen sitting up in bed and waving to television cameras.

Over a thousand people have been injured as a result of the 6.9 magnitude earthquake, with many still receiving treatment.

Most of the dead lost their lives under collapsed buildings in Turkey, but two teenagers also died on the Greek island of Samos.