Nepal Tragedy: 101-year-old man rescued after 7 days, Govt urges foreign workers to return home

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Nepal government has urged foreign rescuer in the Kathmandu to return home as hundreds of people visited Bhuddhist shrine and monasteries to mark the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha.

In a miracle survival, a 101-year-old man has been rescued after a week following the earthquake which had claimed at least 7250 people. Rescuer pulled out the old man from the debris of his house; he only had some minor injuries on his ankle and hand.

Funchu Tamang was discovered buried in the debris of his home in Nuwakot’s Kimtang village on Saturday with only an injured ankle and hand, after the earthquake torn down over 1,60,000 houses, nearly twice the number of households wrecked in the 1934’s deadly temblor that has been the country’s worst disaster of all times.

“He was brought to the district hospital in a helicopter. His condition is stable,” police officer Arun Kumar Singh told AFP from Nuwakot district, around 80 kilometres (50 miles) northwest of Kathmandu.

Meanwhile, Nepal government has urged foreign rescuers in Kathmandu to return home as hundreds of people visited Buddhist shrine and monasteries to mark the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha.

Information minister Minendra Rijal said the major rescue work in Kathmandu and surrounding areas has been completed and that the remaining operations can be handled by local workers.

Minendra, however, said that for the work that remains in villages and remote mountainous areas, foreign aid volunteers could work with local police and Army rescuers.

According to the National Emergency Operation Center, the death toll from the devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal last weekend stands at 7,250, and the number of people injured is 14,122.

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