Quake woman survives 64 days
Published: December 13, 2005 | 2997th good news item since 2003
A Pakistani woman in her 40s was rescued from the rubble of her Kashmir home on Monday – two months after being buried there in a devastating earthquake, said a television report.
Dr Hafeez, who gave only his first name, told the private GEO televisionm station: “A woman has been brought to hospital in Muzaffarabad today who remained buried under the rubble of her home since the October 8 earthquake.
“She is unconscious and being kept in the intensive-care unit and we hope that she will survive.
“She had been fighting with death in a dark cavity under the rubble. It is a miracle,” said Hafeez.
The villagers who dug out the woman said pieces of rotten food were found in the hole, and that she might have survived by drinking rain water, said the doctor.
Officials were not immediately available to confirm the report.