101-year-old man rescued a week after Nepal earthquake
KATHMANDU, Nepal (May 3, 2015) — An official says rescuers found three survivors — including a man thought to be 101 — in a mountainous village in Nepal, a week after the earthquake.
According to NPR’s Russell Lewis, “The man was found alive in the rubble of his home northwest of the capital Kathmandu. He only had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for observation. Rescuers found him on the same day that Nepali officials ruled out finding any more survivors from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.”
They two other survivors were taken to a nearby military hospital for treatment.
The district is the worst hit by the magnitude-7.8 earthquake with the highest number of casualties. It is located about 60 kilometers (35 miles) west of the capital, Kathmandu.