American Elephants

The Fourth Day. Twenty-eight Year Old Man Pulled From Rubble Alive After 80 Desperate Hours by The Elephant's Child
April 29, 2015, 11:28 pm
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A Nepali-French search and rescue team pulled a 28 year-old man. Rishi Khanal, from a collapsed apartment block in Kathmandu on Tuesday. He had spent around 80 hours in a room with three dead bodies. He had no access to food or water since midday on Saturday when a 7.9 earthquake hit.

Authorities expect the death toll may reach 10,000 in the region.  Some small villages outside Kathmandu have simply vanished.

Rishi Khanal had been on the second floor of a seven-story building when the quake struck. The rescue team drilled down to him when they heard him shouting for help.The rescue took five hours. Doctors say he may have a broken leg.

The possibility of more survivors grows more remote as time passes.


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