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Teenager rescued 5 days after Nepal quake


Kathmandu: A 15-year-old boy has been pulled out alive from the wreckage of a seven-storey building in Nepal, five days after the deadly 7.9-magnitude tremblor devastated the Himalayan nation.

Pemba Lama was trapped under the debris of the building where four guest houses were operational.

A team of Nepalese rescuers pulled out Lama, a resident of Nuwakot, after five hours of rescue operation, ekantipur reported.

He was being given medicine through a pipe to keep him alive, a rescue team official said.

An army of volunteers had swarmed on the narrow, multi-coloured residential and commercial neighborhood of the capital where Lama was discovered.

The teenager was the latest miracle survivor to be rescued after a four-month-old baby who was pulled out alive by rescue workers from the rubble of a collapsed building in Bhaktapur town, at least 22 hours after the devastating temblor that struck Nepal.

Hundreds of people are still trapped under tonnes of debris in the Kathmandu Valley and the worst-affected remote mountainous areas, as rescue workers are desperately searching for survivors of the Saturday’s 7.9-magnitude earthquake.

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