Wednesday, April 24, 2024

2 pulled from rubble after nine days

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JAPAN – A grandmother and her teenage grandson were rescued today in Japan, nine days after they became trapped in their home following the earthquake and tsunami, officials said.
In the southern part of the Miyagi city of Ishinomaki, the 80-year-old woman and 16-year-old boy were rescued by medical workers, authorities said.
Police were searching for survivors in the vicinity. The boy manged to crawl through the rubble onto the roof, the Ishinomaki police department said.
A relative had reported the two missing on March 13, police said.
Police gave the specific location as Kadonowakimachi, in the southern part of Ishinomaki near the coast.
The news gave hope to others that their missing loved ones may be found alive.
Along with emergency workers searching the worst stricken areas, specially trained dogs are taking part in the effort. (CNN)

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