The tragic earthquake in Nepal has brought forth more destruction than anyone thought possible. Since the mega earthquake”s first shocks hit around Kathmandu on April 25th, the small country has been faced with immense tragedy. Still, out of all the horrible news, a few heartwarming tales of rescue and survival have emerged from the wreckage.
This past weekend, a 101-year-old man, thought to have died in the earthquake, was found to be very much alive. Not only did the centenarian survive the natural disaster, but he did so for seven whole days while buried under the rubble.
101-year-old Funchu Tamang was found in Nuwakot, near the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, after taking shelter in his garden.
Tamang was trapped for seven days. Despite his age and condition, he managed to survive the ordeal.
After the rescue, Tamang made a miraculous recovery in a nearby hospital.
These rescuers needed all hands on deck to lift Tamang from the rubble. Watch the incredible footage below.
(via MarlinyTonny, ABC)
Tamang made it out from the garden with only minor injuries to his hand and ankle. Still, tens of thousands of others in the region weren”t so lucky. Let”s just hope that more stories like Tamang”s emerge in the wake of this terrible tragedy.