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Woman found alive after 50 hours buried under rubble in Nepal

A Nepalese woman was miraculously found alive 50 hours after being buried under the rubble.

Sunita Sitoula, who was trapped after the powerful temblor brought down a five-storey building in Basundhara of Maharajgunj here, was rescued alive by India’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel on Monday.

The survivor, who was rushed to a nearby hospital, has now taken refuge at a local school with her husband and two sons who managed to escape unhurt, eKantipur reported on Tuesday. “It feels like I have come into a different world,” said Sitoula.

Hundreds of people are still trapped under tonnes of debris in the Kathmandu Valley and the worst-affected remote mountainous areas.

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