Nepal earthquake: Two rescued after five days

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Two people have been rescued from the rubble of buildings in Kathmandu, five days after an earthquake that killed more than 6,100 in Nepal.

A 15-year-old boy told the BBC he survived by drinking water from wet clothes and eating clarified butter.

Elsewhere, a woman was pulled from a collapsed block where she had been trapped alongside three bodies.

Meanwhile, bad weather is hampering the delivery of relief to remote villages, a Nepali government spokesman said.

The government has been criticised for its response to the disaster.

Outside Kathmandu, the relief effort has relied heavily on helicopters, with mountain roads blocked by landslides triggered by the earthquake.

Laxmi Dhakal, a spokesperson for Nepal’s home ministry, told the BBC that helicopters had been held back by “rainfall and cloudy conditions”. Media caption Rescuers from five countries worked together to bring Nepal earthquake survivor, Krishna, from the rubble of a building – Clive Myrie reports

In Kathmandu, rescue workers from Nepal and the US worked for hours to free the boy from the rubble of the building.

A huge crowd cheered as Pemba Lama emerged, blinking into the sunlight.

He was carried away with a brace strapped around his neck, and was taken to an Israeli-run field hospital.

He later told the BBC: “There were so many people around me in the rubble. They were screaming.”




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