Man survives under quake rubble for 179 hours

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New Delhi, May 20 : A power plant executive, Ma Yuanjang, was rescued at around 00:50 am on Tuesday from the rubble in Wenchuan County of southwest China's Sichuan Province, nearly 179 hours after the May 12 earthquake.

A Shanghai rescue team pulled out Yuanjang, 31, from the debris of a flattened power plant, after over 30 hours' of effort.

Rescuers found Ma on the afternoon of May 18 when the rescue team was digging a hole to reach Yu Jinhua, a colleague of Ma.

Yu was rescued at about 6:00 pm on May 18. Rescuers then turned to Ma and sent sweetened water to him through a straw.

Ma was receiving treatment at the temporary clinic of the Chongqing No. 3 Military Hospital, and will be sent by air to a hospital in Chengdu.

He was a power generation department vice director of the Yingxiu Bay Hydro-Power Plant.

ANI

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