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A nurse who had been buried alive for eight days was rescued by workmen searching for bodies in the earthquake devastated city of Erzincan in eastern Turkey Saturday.

Nurcan Eraslan, 22, told her rescuers she believed two other nurses were still alive beneath the shattered remains of the collapsed city hospital where she had been trapped since the March 13 quake, the Anatolian news agency reported.Nurcan told reporters that she had been unable to move throughout her ordeal. She said she had been trapped in a place "like a corridor."

"Sometime I could hear voices . . . (they) strengthened my hope for being rescued," she said.

Dr. Abdurrezzak Basten said Nurcan, hospitalized in neighboring Erzurum, asked for a drink of water and inquired about her family after being pulled from the ruins.