Cheers of joy greeted a little girl as she was pulled out of the surviving rubble in Turkey’s Izmir on Tuesday, about 91 hours after an earthquake flattened part of the coastal city this sea.
Video from the scene showed Ayda Gezgin, 3 years old, her pale face and eyes wide open as she was freed from the rubble of a building. The crowd of rescuers among the tough clapped their hands and cried “Allahu Akbar” or “Great Lord” to celebrate.
The child with dusty hair was immediately wrapped in a yellow foil blanket and taken to an ambulance by rescuers.
The Turkish emergency and disaster agency initially identified the child as 4-year-old Ayla Gezgin, but Health Minister Fahrettin Koca later said she was 3-year-old Ayda Gezgin.
“Ayda is the name of miracles,”; Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tweeted. “Thank God for giving us new hope with your smiling eyes.”
Her rescue, which occurred shortly after 10 a.m. local time (2 a.m. ET), was broadcast live on Turkish TV. Rescue worker Cemil Kaya told NBC News over the phone that Ayda was found behind a dishwasher in the ruins of a kitchen.
In the scene inside an ambulance given by the Turkish Ministry of Health, Ayda requests a traditional Turkish meal.
“We’ll call you Köfte and ayran,” replied one of the men who accompanied her, using Turkish to make meatballs and drinks made with yogurt and water.
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The Ayda rescue is the latest in a series of notable findings after an earthquake in the Aegean Sea rocked the coast of Turkey and parts of Greece. On Tuesday, the official death toll reached 105, with more than 1,000 injured, according to Turkey’s emergency and disaster agency.
The majority of the deaths and some injuries occurred in Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city after Istanbul and the capital Ankara.
On Monday, rescue workers found two surviving girls from the wreckage in Izmir, where it was badly hit by the quake.
Idil Sirin, 14, was freed from the rubble after being trapped for 58 hours and Elif Perincek, 3, was freed after 65 hours – two days after her mother and two sisters were saved.
On Sunday, a 70-year-old man was also rescued from the rubble.
Two teenagers were also killed and 19 injured on the Greek island of Samos, near the epicenter of the earthquake in the Aegean Sea, according to the Associated Press.
The United States Geological Survey rated Friday’s quake as a 7.0 magnitude quake, although other agencies in Turkey noted it was less severe.
Associated Press contributed to this report.