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Boy rescued from Turkey rubble after 108 hours VIDEO

A teenage boy is pulled alive from the rubble, five days after an earthquake hit eastern Turkey.

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Aydin Palak, 18, is pulled out by Turkish rescuers from the rubble of a collapsed bulding in Ercis on October 27, 2011. (-/AFP/Getty Images)

Rescue workers in Turkey have pulled a 13-year-old boy alive from the rubble of a collapsed apartment building in the town of Ercis, worst hit by last Sunday's earthquake.

The BBC reported that the boy, Ferhat Tokay, was found alive late on Thursday, and freed early Friday morning.

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His rescue comes 108 hours after the 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey, and after authorities put the death toll at 570 people.

Rescue worker Baris Dogan told Reuters news agency:

"We started digging and at first we saw his hand - then we started speaking to him. My feelings are inexplicable - it was like taking my own son out.”

The state-run Anatolia news agency said Ferhat was injured, but did not give further details.

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Reuters reported that Tokay's rescue came hours after 18-year-old Aydin Palak (pictured) was rescued in Ercis.

More than 2,500 were injured in Sunday's earthquake, with the BBC reporting that hopes are fading of finding alive hundreds of people still missing.

See below for raw video footage of Ferhat's rescue, from the Associated Press:

 

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