Nepal earthquake: Survivor rescued after 80 hours

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Kathmandu, April 29: A Nepali-French search and rescue team pulled out a survivor from under the rubble after 80-hours the devastating earthquake struck Kathmandu valley.

The survivor, a 28-year-old Rishi Khanal was stuck under the debris around three dead bodies till he was pulled out by rescue teams.

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Quake: Survivor rescued after 80 hrs

A doctor who treated him said that Khanal 'survived by sheer will power.' Khanal said that in order to survive he drank his own urine and kept on banging on the walls till he was pulled out.

Khanal had no access to food and water all these days. It took close to five hours to pull him out of the debris. He said that there was a horrible smell emanating from the dead bodies around him.

Khanal is now being treated for leg injuries.

Meanwhile, the death toll in Nepal earthquake rose to 5057 on Wednesday even as rescue operations continued in the country. Nepal PM Sushil Koirala on Tuesday said that the death toll from the earthquake may touch 10,000.

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