The number of dead in the dormitory collapse in central Turkey rose to 18 when the body of another schoolgirl was pulled from the rubble of the building early Saturday morning, reported dpa.
According to local media, rescue workers had already ceased operations, but began again when a family reported that one of their daughters was still missing.
In addition to the dead, 27 girls were injured when the three- storey dormitory building in the Taskent region of Konya collapsed early Friday morning.
A gas cannister explosion was the mostly likely reason for he collapse, according to Mehmet Demirgul, the mayor of the nearby town of Balcilar.
Around 60 girls between the ages of eight and 16 were staying at the dormitory while attending summer Koran courses.