Nepal earthquake: Teenager rescued after five days

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Kathmandu, April 30: A teenager was rescued alive from the rubble of a hotel here, five days after a major quake shook the country, authorities said on Thursday.

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Armed Police Force of Nepal successfully rescued the 15-year old youth on Thursday morning from Gongabu area in capital Kathmandu.

Nepal: Teenager rescued after five days

Pemba Lama, who hails from Nuwakot district, was trapped in the hotel, the police said in a statement.

He was being given medicine through a pipe to keep him alive, said Superintendent of Nepal Police, Narayan Khadka.

He is fine and speaking a little.

Earlier, the Nepal Army had rescued an 11-year old girl from Bhaktapur alive.

IANS

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