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Oct252011

Turkey Earthquake: Two-Week-Old Baby Rescued from Rubble

ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images(ERCIS, Turkey) -- Rescue workers pulled a two-week old baby out from the wreckage of a destroyed building Tuesday -- 47 hours after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey, killing hundreds of people.

A rescue worker in the eastern city of Ercis was seen on Turkish NTV handing the baby over to a medic.  The baby, named Azra Karaduman, was rescued from a seven-story apartment building that collapsed on Sunday after a powerful earthquake crippled parts of the country, including the towns of Van and Ercis.

The baby's mother and grandmother are reportedly still trapped inside the crumbled apartment building, but are believed to still be alive.  The BBC reported that rescuers were drilling through several layers of concrete to reach them.

The death toll from the devastating earthquake has now risen to 366, with 1,301 people injured, officials said Tuesday.

According to a statement released by the Disaster and Emergency Administration, the quake that struck Turkey's Van province Sunday afternoon has caused 2,262 buildings to collapse.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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