A 101-year-old man has been rescued from under the rubble of his home in Nepal on Saturday, a week after a devastating earthquake hit his country.
The elderly man, identified as Funchu Tamang, is in stable condition, a Nepal Police spokesman said, though it is unknown how he managed to survive.
He was rescued in the Nuwakot district, 50 miles northwest of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu.
1. Funchu Tamang, 101, is pictured at a hospital in Nuwakot district on Sunday after being pulled from under the rubble of his collapsed home (photo: CNN).
Nepal police officer Arun Kumar Singh said:
He was brought to the district hospital in a helicopter. His condition is stable. He has injuries on his left ankle and hand but his family is with him.
Funchu Tamang’s rescue comes two days after a five-month-old baby was rescued alive and well from the rubble of its home.
Local police have also pulled three women from under the rubble in Sindhupalchowk — one of the districts that have been worst hit by the quake, although there are no precise figures on the casualties in this particular area as of yet.
The death toll from the magnitude-7.8 earthquake which hit Nepal on April 25th currently stands at 7,250, according to the National Emergency Operation Center. The number of people injured in the quake is 14,122.
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