5-year-old girl pulled from rubble 18 hours after building collapse in Istanbul

PHOTO: Rescue workers try to remove rubble from an eight-story building which collapsed a day earlier in Istanbul, Feb. 7, 2019.PlayEmrah Gurel/AP
WATCH 5-year-old girl pulled from rubble 18 hours after building collapse in Istanbul

A 5-year-old girl was pulled from a massive pile of rubble on Thursday in Istanbul, some 18 hours after a 14-unit apartment building collapsed and killed at least three others.

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The eight-floor building in which the girl lived collapsed around 4 p.m. local time in the Turkish capital's Kartal district.

PHOTO: Rescue workers carry 5-year old girl Havva Tekgoz, is carried to a waiting ambulance after she was pulled from the rubble of an eight-story building, approximately 18-hours after it collapsed, in Istanbul, Feb. 7, 2019. Emrah Gurel/AP
Rescue workers carry 5-year old girl Havva Tekgoz, is carried to a waiting ambulance after she was pulled from the rubble of an eight-story building, approximately 18-hours after it collapsed, in Istanbul, Feb. 7, 2019.

Three people were been found dead after the structure fell, and three more were seriously injured, officials confirmed.

PHOTO: Rescuers carry an injured woman on a stretcher from the site of a collapsed building in Turkey, Feb. 7, 2019. Ozan Kose/Getty Images
Rescuers carry an injured woman on a stretcher from the site of a collapsed building in Turkey, Feb. 7, 2019.

The total number of survivors so far is 13, authorities confirmed to The Associated Press. The building had 43 residents.

Video footage shows Havva Tekgoz, 5, being uncovered from rubble by rescuers before she's taken away on a stretch. A 9-year-old boy also was rescued overnight.

PHOTO: Rescuers are seen at the site of a collapsed residential building in the Kartal district, Istanbul, Feb. 7, 2019. Huseyin Aldemir/Reuters
Rescuers are seen at the site of a collapsed residential building in the Kartal district, Istanbul, Feb. 7, 2019.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the collapse.