15 Mar '11, 11am

A 70-year-old woman was pulled from the rubble 4 days after the earthquake struck

A 70-year-old woman was pulled from the rubble 4 days after the earthquake struck

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members search for the victims of Friday's tsunami in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan. -- PHOTO: AP SOMA - RESCUERS in Japan on Tuesday pulled two survivors, a woman and a man, from underneath the rubble four days after a powerful earthquake and devastating tsunami, public broadcaster NHK reported. A 70-year-old woman was found alive in the quake-hit town of Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture, NHK said. She was suffering from hypothermia but was not in a life-threatening condition, it said, adding that she had been hospitalised. A man in his 20s was rescued in the town of Ishimaki in hard-hit Miyagi prefecture, the network said. 'I was washed away by the tsunami but I am alright,' NHK quoted the man as saying. On Monday, emergency personnel found 2,000 bodies in Miyagi, local media reported, citing officials. -- AFP Read more At a glance -...

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