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Hope fading but rescuers not giving up their hunt for survivors of deadly earthquake in Nepal

Rescue workers in Nepal were still pulling survivors out from the rubble on Thursday, five days after the deadly earthquake struck, killing upwards

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Hope fading but rescuers not giving up their hunt for survivors of deadly earthquake in Nepal

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Rescue workers in Nepal were still pulling survivors out from the rubble on Thursday, five days after the deadly earthquake struck, killing upwards of upwards of 5000 people.

One woman was buried under a collapsed building in the capital Katmandu alongside three bodies, including that of her uncle.

Rescuers attached a saline drip to her arm to keep her hydrated during the eight hours it took to dig her out.

She was in a very weak condition, but alive. One of her rescuers was Israeli Yotam Polizer.

“There was another body above her that kind of blocked the walls and rocks from collapsing and also created some kind of air pocket that enabled her to breathe and to survive for more than 130 hours without drinks, without food,” said Yotam.

And on the same day elsewhere in Katmandu a 15 year-old boy was pulled to safety.

The teenager later told a reporter he had survived by drinking water that he had wrung out of a wet cloth.

Hope is fading, but rescuers are not yet ready to give up digging.