Turkish rescuers pull children from rubble of collapsed building

Media playback is unsupported on your device                  Media caption Rescuers search through the rubble in the city's Kartal district

CCTV footage has captured the dramatic moment when a multi-storey building collapses in Istanbul, Turkey on Wednesday.

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

A 5-year-old girl was rescued from the rubble of the eight-story apartment building in Istanbul on Thursday, raising the number of survivors of the collapsed structure to 13.

Overnight, emergency services also rescued a 9-year old boy.

Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya said 12 people have been rescued from the rubble of the building in Kartal district, including one in critical condition.

"Racing against time, the teams are working, making great sacrifices,"Binali Yildirim, a former Turkish prime minister and the current parliament speaker who is running for mayor of Istanbul in March's local elections, told reporters at the site".

'We are continuing with our search and rescue efforts so that we can deliver good news (about survivors)'.

Police, ambulances and firefighters raced to the scene in the Kartal district of Turkey's largest city and pulled three people of the rubble.

Rescuers carry an injured woman on a stretcher from the site of a collapsed building in Turkey, Feb. 7, 2019.

This frame made from video shows the site where a seven-story building collapsed, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.

The cause was under investigation but authorities said the top three floors had been illegally built.

He added that a textile workshop on the ground floor was operating without a licence.

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