Rescuers battle to find Turk quake survivors, save baby

25 Oct 2011 15:21 Source: Reuters // Reuters

  • Death toll jumps to 432, many missing in Kurdish region

  • 2-week-old girl plucked from arms of mother in rubble

  • Turkish authorities criticised over tent shortage (Adds death toll)

By Jonathon Burch and Humeyra Pamuk

ERCIS, Turkey, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Rescuers pulled a two-week-old baby girl alive from the wreckage of a collapsed apartment block on Tuesday as they battled to find survivors from a earthquake in eastern Turkey that killed at least 432 people and left thousands homeless.

The baby's mother and a grandmother were also brought out alive on stretchers to jubilant cries from onlookers who followed the dramatic rescue under cold, pouring rain.

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