Teenager pulled alive from rubble five days after Nepal quake
KATHMANDU - Agence France-Presse
Earthquake survivor Pema Lama, 15, is rescued by the Armed Police Force from the collapsed Hilton Hotel, the result of an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal April 30, 2015. REUTERS PhotoRescuers on April 30 pulled a teenage boy out alive from under the wreckage of a guesthouse in Nepal five days after it collapsed in a massive weekend earthquake.
Police said the survivor was a 15-year-old Nepalese boy who had been staying at the guesthouse on the outskirts of Kathmandu when the 7.8-magnitude quake hit on April 26.
"A 15-year-old boy has been rescued from the rubble of a lodge called Hilton Guesthouse," said police spokesman Kamal Singh Bam.
"We are awaiting more details," he added, identifying the boy as Pemba Lama.
The teenager was the latest miracle survivor to be rescued in the devastated Himalayan nation after Nepalese and French emergency workers pulled a 28-year-old man alive from the rubble late on April 28.
Local media reports said that the teenager had been taken to hospital for treatment.
Many of the communities worst affected by the earthquake -- the biggest to hit Nepal in over 80 years -- are in remote areas of the Himalayas that rescuers have not been able to reach.