Woman rescued in cherry picker after Turkey quake

STORY: A rescue worker helped the woman over the railing of an apartment window and into the cherry picker bucket which was then lowered to the bottom of the damaged building in Adana.

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit central Turkey before sunrise, and was followed in the early afternoon by another large quake with a magnitude of 7.7.

In Turkey, the death toll stood at at least 1,541, Vice President Fuat Oktay said. Thousands more have been injured, according to an official from the country's disaster and emergencies management agency (AFAD).

AFAD added that more than 2,800 buildings have been destroyed in the quake and the subsequent tremors centered on Kahramanmaras province, noting there had been 120 aftershocks.

It was Turkey's most severe quake since 1999.