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Officials say death toll in Turkish quake has gone up to 570
ERCIS, Turkey (AP) ' Officials say the death toll in the massive earthquake in eastern Turkey has gone up to 570.
The government's crisis center says Friday 2,555 people were injured in the 7.2-magnitude quake, while 187 were rescued.
The latest to be brought out alive from the rubble was a 13-year-old boy who was trapped for five days under a collapsed building.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
ERCIS, Turkey (AP) ' A relative says a 13-year-old boy used a rock in a desperate attempt to dig a hole and free himself from the rubble of a collapsed building following a massive earthquake that killed at least 550 people.
Rescuers pulled Ferhat Tokay out of the debris of a building early Friday, five days after a massive earthquake leveled many buildings in eastern Turkey.
The boy's uncle told NTV television Tokay was caught inside a shoe shop where he worked.
He placed shoes under his head and used them as a pillow to sleep at night.
Earlier reports said the boy was injured but the uncle, Sahin Tokay, said he had "not even a scratch."
The quake that hit Sunday has injured some 2,300 others and left thousands homeless.