Boy pulled alive from quake rubble

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Published: Thursday 30th April 2015 by The News Editor

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Rescuers have pulled a teenage boy alive from the rubble of a Kathmandu building five days after the Nepal earthquake.

Waiting crowds cheered as the boy, who has not been identified, was carried out on a stretcher.

His face was covered in dust, and medics placed an IV drip into his arm. A blue brace had been placed around his neck. He appeared stunned, and he blinked in the sunlight.

A USAID team had been working at the scene overnight to try to free the boy.

Andrew Olvera, head of the USAID disaster response team, said before the rescue that the boy had not been buried very deep, but that he was trapped between two collapsed floors of the building.

Published: Thursday 30th April 2015 by The News Editor

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