A week after the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal and killed over 7500 people, leaving 14,122 injured, police have rescued a 101-year-old man from under the rubble of his home.
Funchu Tamang, pictured above, was rescued on Saturday from the rubble of his house with only minor injuries to his ankle and hand. According to the police, they do not know how he survived.
“He was brought to the district hospital in a helicopter. His condition is stable,” local police officer Arun Kumar Singh told AFP.
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The rescues were rare good news for the devastated country after officials on Saturday ruled out finding more survivors buried in the ruins and the focus shifted to trying to deliver aid to thousands in remote Himalayan areas.