A 101-year-old man has been pulled alive from the rubble of his house in Nepal seven days after the massive earthquake that hit the country, police said on Sunday, May 3, 2015.
The elderly man, named Funchu Tamang, was rescued on Saturday, May 2, 2015 with only minor injuries and was airlifted to a district hospital in Nuwakot district around 50 miles north-west of Kathmandu, said a local police officer, Arun Kumar Singh.
“He was brought to the district hospital in a helicopter. His condition is stable,” said Singh.
“He has injuries on his left ankle and hand. His family is with him.”
Police also rescued three women from beneath rubble in Sindhupalchowk, one of the districts worst hit by the quake, although it was not immediately known how long they had been trapped.
One had been buried by a landslide while the other two were under the rubble of a collapsed house.
“They are being taken to hospital for treatment,” said Suraj Khadka, an officer with the Armed Police Force in Kathmandu.
Nepal’s government had on Saturday ruled out finding more survivors buried in the ruins of the capital, Kathmandu.
Teams of rescuers from more than 20 countries have been using sniffer dogs and heat-seeking equipment to find survivors in the rubble.
But outside the city search and rescue work has largely been carried out by local police and troops.