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101 Year-Old Funchu Tamang Pulled From the Rubble In Kathmandu on Saturday. by The Elephant's Child
May 4, 2015, 3:18 pm
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Here is Funchu Tamang,101 years old, who was pulled from the rubble of his collapsed home on Saturday, a very long seven days after the earthquake. Eight Britons were rescued from a remote mountain monastery. The Daily Mail has more pictures and more earthquake coverage. Rescuers had given up hope of more survivors and turned their attention to remote villages.

The death toll rose to 7,500 on Saturday, with more than 14,000 injured. More than 100 were also killed in India and China. The death toll is expected to climb once again as they reach thousands in remote Himalayan areas. Nepal has been forced to close its only international airport to large jets flying in relief supplies and aid workers because the only runway cannot handle the strain of the stream of aircraft flying in to help. Medium and smaller jets will still be allowed to land.

Relief workers say it is now a race against time to get desperately needed shelter, food and clean water to survivors in the remote villages. Many are tiny villages perched on the side of mountains where it is difficult or impossible for helicopters to land.

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