Nepal earthquake: two pulled out alive from wreckages
Two people were pulled out alive from the wreckage of buildings in Kathmandu on Thursday, five days after the disastrous earthquake that devastated Nepal.
Nepalese rescuers, assisted by a US disaster team, pulled a 15-year-old boy from the debris of a structure. Just streets away, rescuers worked into the night to free a woman from the rubble of a hotel.
The teenager, named variously in reports as Pemba Tamang and Pemba Lama, was conscious and responsive, according to the police officer who crawled into a gap to reach him.
Libby Weiss, from an Israeli military-run medical centre, said he was doing well and did not appear to have any major injuries. “I don’t have any logical explanation. It is miraculous. It is a wonderful thing to see in all this destruction,” she told AFP.
The second survivor was carried by stretcher to a waiting ambulance after Nepalese soldiers and a huge team of experts from France, Norway and Israel worked to rescue her.
Source: The Guardian