Nepal Earthquake: Man Rescued After 80 Hours in Collapsed Building
A 28-year-old man went through more than 80 hours with three dead bodies inside a broken down loft in tremor battered Kathmandu in Nepal. A lady burned through 50 hours wedged between two pieces in the garbage of a five-story building. They were both protected on Tuesday.
Rishi Khanal was pulled out of the debris of an apartment block on Tuesday in a five-hour rescue by a Nepali-French search team on Tuesday.
Mr Khanal seemed to have had no entrance to sustenance or water amid his experience, which started on Saturday evening when a 7.9 extent quake hit Nepal, killing no less than 5,000 individuals and devastating structures.
“It seems he survived by sheer willpower,” said Akhilesh Shrestha, a doctor who treated him.
Mr Khanal had been on the second floor of a seven-story building when the tremor struck. The top floors were in place and the groups penetrated down to him after he yelled for help and reacted to inquiries in Nepali.
Doctors think he may have a broken leg.
The survivor is now camping at a local school with her husband and two sons who managed to escape unhurt.
“It feels like I have come into a different world,” said Sitoula, after members of the Indian National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) pulled her out.
“We got the information that a lady is stuck between two slabs. There is some cavity and she is alive,” said NDRF officer Kulish Anand.
“Firstly, we stabilised the particular area and then we gave some life saving medicine to that particular lady. After stabilising her, we just took her out.”