Print This Page Email This Page
Woman Saved by Russian Rescuers 127 Hours After Quake

A 61-year-old woman was saved on Saturday evening by Russian rescuers after being buried for up to 127 hours in rubble in the quake-ravaged southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Local residents told Russian rescuers that there was someone alive under two collapsed residential buildings in Dujiangyan, a city southeast of the epicenter of Monday's earthquake.

The rescuers explored the buildings with dogs and machines. Then, they cut out a section of the floor, and successfully pulled out the woman.

The woman was in good condition and was still able to think clearly. She was still able to move her hands and feet and could still speak.

The survivor had lived on the first floor of the six-story building. And she was buried in the debris of the concrete ceiling after the quake.

The unidentified woman was the first survivor found by foreign rescue teams. A total of 237 rescuers from Japan, Russia, South Korea and Singapore are currently in Sichuan, aiding the disaster relief efforts.

The Russian rescuers are still trying to save a second possible survivor trapped in the debris of the building.

(CCTV May 18, 2008)

Related Stories

Print This Page Email This Page
All Nuclear Facilities in Earthquake-struck Areas Safe and Secure
Health Ministry: No Epidemic, Public Health Incidents in Quake Zone
Agriculture Ministry: Quake Damages Crops
Surviving Boy's Salute Moves China
Thousands Evacuating as Lakes Threaten to Burst After Quake
Beijing to Provide Barrier-free Taxi Service

Product Directory
China Search
Country Search
Hot Buys