Buried Alive: Miracles & Hope in Nepal Quake Aftermath

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KATHMANDU, NEPAL – On Day Six of Nepal’s tragedy, life triumphed as rescuers pulled a 15-year-old from the rubble of a multistory residential building in one of Kathmandu’s hard-hit neighborhoods.

A large crowd erupted in cheers as Pemba Tamang was carried out on a stretcher. He was wearing a New York shirt and a blue neck brace, was blanketed by dust and had the look of a deer in the headlights.

A four-month-old boy may be a symbol of miracle and hope in this land of destruction and despair.

Rescuers found the baby buried for 22 hours beneath the rubble. Rescuers first thought he had died, but returned after someone heard him crying.

An 11-year-old girl survived 90 hours in the debris of what was once a multi-story apartment building. That’s nearly four days.

Rescuers pulled an 18-year-old man from beneath the rubble of a nine-story building that had trapped him for about six days.