Girl lives under the rubble for ten days in Turkey

A young woman is rescued alive from the wreckage

248 hours after Turkey's devastating earthquake last week, a teenage girl has been saved.

Aleyna Olmez, 17, was rescued from the wreckage in Kahramanmaraş, a southern city close to the epicenter.

As he hugged each rescuer individually, her uncle sobbed, "We will never forget you.".

Aleyna endured 10 days of freezing weather and injuries before succumbing. But rescues like hers are getting harder and harder to come by.

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey and neighboring Syria has claimed the lives of more than 41,000 people. How many people are still missing is unknown in both countries.

According to Turkish broadcaster TRT Haber, Aleyna was carefully removed from the wreckage of an abandoned apartment building.

"She appeared to be in excellent health. Ali Akdogan, a coal miner who assisted in the rescue, told AFP that she opened and shut her eyes.

"This building is where we've been working for a week. Even a cat makes us happy when we find it, he continued.

However, the festivities did not last very long. Soon after the rescue, Turkish soldiers issued an order for everyone to leave the area because teams had discovered bodies that would soon be executed.

On Wednesday, three women and two children were discovered alive in the same city.

In the meantime, the UN on Thursday issued a "flash appeal" for $1 billion in aid to assist the victims in Turkey.

According to a statement from UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the funding will assist 5.2 million people over the course of the next three months and enable aid organizations to "rapidly scale up" their assistance.

Additionally, the UN reported that since the Syrian government agreed to allow the UN to use two more border crossings, more than 100 trucks loaded with aid have entered the country's northwest.

According to the organization, the aid included tents, blankets, heaters, food, medications, and cholera testing kits.

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