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Woman pulled out of debris alive 67 hours after quake

English.news.cn   2014-08-06 19:40:05

LUDIAN, Yunnan, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Relief workers saved one 50-year-old survivor 67 hours after the 6.5-magnitude earthquake jolted southwest China's Yunnan Province, pulling her out of debris Wednesday at 12 pm.

Liao Tengcui, 50, suffered from serious injuries on the waist and head and could not move her left leg when rescuers extracted her from a pile of rubble in Yinping Village of Longtongshan Township, said Wang Lei, a member of China International Search and Rescue Team participating the rescue.

But she was still conscious at the time of rescue, he said.

Rescuers have rushed her to the hospital for treatment.

Liao's daughter, who was unhurt in the quake but was unable to find any help because of cut communication lines, stayed by her side and encouraged her to wait for rescue, he said.

In two other rescue cases, a 76-year-old man was pulled out of rubble at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Babao Village, and an 88-year-old woman was rescued unhurt at the same village one hour and half later.

As of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the death toll from the earthquake had reached 589, with 9 people missing, after it hit Ludian County of Yunnan at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, the provincial civil affairs department said.

Editor: Mengjie
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