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Nepal: Miracle rescues of teenager and baby bring joy amid earthquake tragedy

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By Euronews
Nepal: Miracle rescues of teenager and baby bring joy amid earthquake tragedy

<p>After five days under the rubble of Nepal’s earthquake, a teenager has been pulled out alive.</p> <p>Hopes were fading of finding more survivors after Saturday’s <br /> disaster.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="fr data-scribe-reduced-action-queue="><p lang="en" dir="ltr">JUST IN: Los Angeles County firefighters helped rescue teenager trapped in rubble in Nepal. <a href="http://t.co/4ciwsMTcoK">http://t.co/4ciwsMTcoK</a> <a href="http://t.co/6N8NSkp0Iu">pic.twitter.com/6N8NSkp0Iu</a></p>— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCLA/status/593706325823115264">April 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>But in the ruins of a building in Kathmandu, the 15-year-old was waiting to be rescued.</p> <p>As his condition is assessed, pictures have emerged of a baby rescued 22 hours after the quake flattened his home east of the capital.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="fr data-scribe-reduced-action-queue="><p lang="en" dir="ltr">These are images of a baby boy dramatically rescued from rubble 22 hours after the quake <a href="http://t.co/VT1f38oJxv">http://t.co/VT1f38oJxv</a> <a href="http://t.co/YhtLEjw4zA">pic.twitter.com/YhtLEjw4zA</a></p>— Telegraph World News (@TelegraphWorld) <a href="https://twitter.com/TelegraphWorld/status/593688598215598081">April 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The four-month-old boy’s cries alerted search teams. He is said to have escaped serious injury. </p> <p>It is a symbol of hope amid so much tragedy.</p> <p>Overwhelmingly it is bodies that are being found. Nearly 5,500 people were killed by the earthquake. Up to 10,000 are feared dead.</p> <p>In rural mountainous regions, survivors have been scrambling for places on rescue helicopters.</p> <p>Eight million people have been affected by the earthquake.</p> <p>And with access difficult to remote regions, those who have lost everything and are now struggling with cold, hunger and the risk of disease, are desperate not to be forgotten.</p>