A 101-year-old Nepalese man was pulled alive from under the rubble of his home one week after a devastating earthquake ravaged the country, police said Sunday.
Funchu Tamang was found on Saturday with only minor injuries, AFP reports. He was airlifted out to a hospital in Nuwakot district, about 50 miles northwest of the capital city of Kathmandu, police said, and listed in stable condition.
The Nepalese government had said one day before that the chances of finding survivors under rubble were “extremely slim.” Still, rescuers said they are holding out hope that more survivors will continue to be found, as thousands still remain missing.
Officials said Sunday that the death toll has crossed 7,000, up from about 5,000 on Thursday. The number is expected to rise as more rescuers arrive in remote villages, especially closer to the earthquake’s epicenter.
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