Nepalese policemen and US rescuers pulled out from the debris of a building that crashed 5 days ago due to the earthquake in Kathmandu a young man and immediately rushed him to the hospital.
Nepalese policemen and US rescuers pulled out from the debris of a building, that crashed 5 days ago due to the earthquake in Kathmandu, a young man and immediately rushed him to the hospital.
The face of Pemba Tamang was covered in dust, he appeared stunned and he couldn’t stop blinking in the sunlight. Before the hospital, medics had placed a blue brace around his neck and put an IV drip into his arm. The hours passed before Nepalese rescuers with an American team’s support, who had been helping the locals, had finally freed Tamang.
The police officer L.B. Basnet had to crawl into a gap in the rubble to reach the boy. The rescuers had to use jacks for lifting the concrete debris and stones that had wadged him in. Later the officer claimed that Tamang was very brave young man, who thanked to the police after assuring that all will be okay and gave him some water.
While the operation was being held, Andrew Olvera, the head of the US rescue team, yelled that Tamang was not too far down, but the floors had collapsed and he got stuck between them. The only thing that prevented crashing and the teen’s death as a possible result were twisted ropes of steel reinforcing rods.
The whole operation is dangerous, but it’s risk versus gain. To save a human life, we’ll risk almost anything
– said Olvera.
More than 5,500 people had been left dead across this poverty-wracked Himalayan nation after the earthquake less than a week ago. So the rescue of Tamang was a rare bit of good news in a city that has known little but despair.