Surviving on Ghee, a 15-years-old boy was rescued from underneath the heavy rubble of collapsed buildings following the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that had killed 5,500 Nepalese.
The boy had survived from underneath the rubble by drinking water from his wet clothes and eating Ghee or clarified butter
Crowds of people cheered after the boy was removed from the rubble and placed on a stretcher. The boy is on his way to a field hospital.
Rescue efforts by the Nepalese Armed Police Force and international rescue teams continue despite the coming of rain and bad terrain. Aerial support was virtually unavailable for the rescue teams.
Another 11-year-old girl had also been rescued from earthquake rubble in a damaged building in the town’s Dattatreya Square.
Criticised for Slow Response
Nepal’s eight million affected citizens blame their slow-moving government for distributing humanitarian aid that had flooded the country since Saturday’s disaster.
Nepal Home Ministry Spokesperson Laxmi Dhakal said that helicopters with rescue workers carried relief materials with them. However, bad weather and heavy rainfall had held them back.
Most villagers in rural Nepal are enraged with the slow delivery of relief efforts. They were angry that no food or medicine had reached their areas.
The UN estimates that Nepal will need $415m to provide emergency relief for Nepal to last for three months. About 70,000 houses had been destroyed.