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Nepal: 101year old man pulled alive from earthquake rubble after 7 days


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(By Estera Popowska)

Seven days after earthquake rubble buried a 101 year old man in his house in Nepal, rescue team pulled him alive, police said Sunday.

Local police officer Arun Kumar Singh reportedly told AFP that the 101 year old Funchu Tamang was rescued on Saturday with only minor injuries and airlifted to a district hospital.

“He was brought to the district hospital in a helicopter. His condition is stable,” said Singh in Nuwakot district around 80 kilometres (50 miles) northwest of Kathmandu. “He has injuries on his left ankle and hand. His family is with him.”

New vision says  three women were also rescued from under rubble on Sunday in Sindupalchowk, one of the districts worst hit by the quake, although it was not immediately known how long they had been trapped. One had been buried by a landslide while the other two were under the rubble of a collapsed house.

“They are being taken to hospital for treatment,” said Suraj Khadka, an officer with the Armed Police Force in Kathmandu. Nepal's government had on Saturday ruled out finding more survivors buried in the ruins of Kathmandu.

International teams of rescuers from more than 20 countries have been using sniffer dogs and heat-seeking equipment to find survivors in the rubble of the capital (Agencies)