‘I asked for a body bag… then she grabbed my thumb’: 3-year-old girl pulled from rubble three days after Turkish earthquake waves from hospital bed as firefighter describes miraculous rescue

Elif Perincek was found lying motionless and covered in dust after being trapped under rubble for three days following Friday’s quake in the Turkish city of Izmir. But as firefighter Muammer Celik extended his arm to wipe her face clean, she opened her eyes and grabbed hold of his thumb. ‘That’s where we saw a miracle,’ Celik, of the Istanbul fire department’s search-and-rescue team, told The Associated Press, recounting Monday’s operation 65 hours after the quake hit, killing at least 94 people in Turkey and Greece. Elif is now being treated in a hospital and has been pictured waving while clutching a bright pink fairy wand.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail