Search for Izmir Residents Trapped by Earthquake Continues Into 2nd Night

A magnitude-7.0 earthquake reduced several large buildings to rubble in Izmir, Turkey, on Friday, October 30, prompting overnight efforts involving several thousand personnel to rescue residents and pets trapped beneath rubble.

This footage shows rescuers pulling a person from the rubble on Saturday. Turkish authorities said rescue missions were ongoing at nine buildings as of Saturday night.

Friday’s earthquake was followed by at least 615 aftershocks, Turkish officials said, and triggered a “small tsunami” that flooded the coastal town of Seferihisar, near the earthquake’s epicenter.

According to Turkey’s disaster management agency, at least 36 people were killed and 885 were injured in the earthquake. Credit: Turkish Interior Ministry via Storyful

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