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101-Year-Old Man Saved After Surviving an Astonishing Seven Days Buried by Nepal Earthquake

A man climbs on top of debris after buildings collapsed on April 26, 2015 in Bhaktapur, Nepal.

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The devastating earthquake in Nepal has taken thousands of lives so far. Now, a week after the 7.8 magnitude quake, the outlook for finding survivors gets grimmer by the day. The Nepali government, on Saturday, effectively ruled out the possibility of finding any more survivors in Kathmandu and has faced criticism for its handling of the relief effort. On Sunday, however, local authorities had some uplifting news to report when they announced that a 101-year-old man was pulled from the rubble an astonishing seven days after the earthquake rattled the country.

Agence France-Presse has the story:

Funchu Tamang was rescued on Saturday with only minor injuries and airlifted to a district hospital, local police officer Arun Kumar Singh told AFP. “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.”