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Teenage Boy Rescued From Nepal Rubble After Five Days

"It's a huge miracle," one rescue worker said as celebrations erupted in Kathmandu. Pema Lama reportedly said two more people were trapped in the wreckage with him.

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BBC journalist Nicholas Garrett told BBC Radio 4's Today program that Lama had a sheet of metal stuck on his back, and rescuers used a car jack to lift the metal and free him.

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The Armed Police Force, an American rescue team, and the Nepalese military have launched another search of the area after Lama told them two other people were trapped with him, according to The Guardian.

Footage of the dramatic rescue, via AP, can be watched here:

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Yesterday, a man was rescued from the rubble after 82 hours. He said he drank his own urine to survive.

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