Tiny tot, grandma saved 123 hours after deadly China quake

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Qinghai (China), Apr.20 (ANI): Rescuers in China's Sichuan province have pulled out two survivors from the rubble of last week's devastating earthquake.

A four-year-old girl and her 68-year-old grandmother, who had been trapped for about 123 hours, were miraculously retrieved from rubble in a village in earthquake hit Yushu prefecture.

The girl, Tsering Palkyi, suffered only minor injuries and has returned to her family, according to rescuers.

Her grandma, Urgyen Tsemon, has been kept under medical observation for potential life-threatening injuries.

"They were determined to stay alive," Ao Dingqiang, a 40-year-old rescuer from Guang'an of Sichuan, told the China Daily.

The latest miracle came as rescuers stretched their efforts from Gyegu to reach remote villages in the mountainous plateau terrain.

Both survivors are from Xinzhai village, about 20 km east of Gyegu town and 3 km from the main road.

An eight-man team was involved in the rescue operation.

They used a hydraulic jack to lift the collapsed mud-brick wall and roll it down a slope to make enough room for the trapped villagers to get free. (ANI)

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