20 Mar '11, 1pm

Two survivors found nine days after Japan quake

Two survivors found nine days after Japan quake

OSAKA : Two survivors - an elderly woman and her teenage grandson - were rescued from the wreckage of a home in northeast Japan on Sunday, nine days after a massive earthquake and tsunami, authorities said. The story of survival provided welcome good news as the death toll from the March 11 double quake-tsunami disaster, continued to climb, with the number of confirmed dead and missing nearing 21,000. "An 80-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy were found under debris," a police spokesman in the devastated coastal city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture told AFP. "Their temperatures were quite low but they were conscious. Details of their condition are not immediately known. They have been already rescued and sent to hospital." Sumi Abe and her grandson Jin Abe were in the kitchen when the 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's coast, public broadcaster NHK reported. ...

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