The death toll from Turkey’s powerful earthquake rose to 100 on Tuesday, the country’s disaster authority reported.
The 7.0 magnitude quake also injured 994 people, the agency is known by its Turkish acronym AFAD reported, with 147 still in the hospital.
It added that rescue workers in Izmir province were continuing to search tirelessly in five buildings for an unknown number of missing individuals.
NEWSNAIJA learned that the worst suffered Turkish town was Bayrakli in Izmir where there was a mixture of celebration and sadness on Monday after a three-year-old girl named Elif Perincek and a 14-year-old named Idil Sirin were rescued from the rubble.
But both lost a sibling each to the disaster which struck on Friday afternoon in the Aegean Sea.
Two teenagers on their way home from school were also killed in Greece.
Turkey has reported over 1,464 aftershocks following the quake, including 44 that were above four in magnitude.