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Nepal Earthquake 2 rescued from rubble 5 days after deadly disaster

5 days after the deadly Nepal earthquake, 2 people are rescued from a building rubble in Kathmandu.

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5 days after the deadly earthquake in Nepal that has so far claimed over 5,500 lives, 2 people have been rescued from a rubble of collapsed buildings.

The first was 15-year Pemba Lama old who told BBC reporters that he survived by drinking water from wet clothes and eating clarified butter.

Rescue workers from Nepal and the US worked for hours to free the boy from the rubble of the building in Kathmandu and he eventually emerged, blinking into the sunlight.

He was carried away with a brace strapped around his neck, and was taken to an Israeli-run field hospital, later saying "There were so many people around me in the rubble. They were screaming."

Also rescued was 20-year old Krishna who was pulled from a collapsed block where she had been trapped alongside 3 bodies.

She was working as a maid in a Kathmandu hostel when the quake struck and got trapped in the rubble of a lower floor with the bodies of 3 people, including her uncle.

One body had to be removed before she could be freed by rescue teams from Norway, Israel and France. A relative said she had heard screams and asked people to search the building.

Meanwhile several survivors have started to fall ill as many have been living in the open and drinking contaminated water.

Binay Pandey, a doctor at Kathmandu's Bir Hospital, said at least 1,200 people with water-borne illnesses had been admitted since Wednesday morning, even as bad weather continues to hamper delivery of relief materials to remote villages.

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