101-Year-Old Man Found Alive In Rubble A Week After Earthquake In Nepal

After spending a week under the rubble of the earthquake in Nepal, a 101-year-old man was found alive.

According to Yahoo! News, Funchu Tamang miraculously managed to sustain only "minor injuries to his ankle and hand" when the April 25 disaster destroyed his home.

Police officer Arun Kumar Singh reportedly told AFP,

He was brought to the district hospital in a helicopter. His condition is stable.

Rescuers also found three women under the rubble in Sindhupalchowk, one of the districts hit the hardest by the earthquake.

All four rescues happened over the weekend after officials declared they would change focus to providing aid to the thousands rendered homeless from Nepal's worst earthquake in over 80 years.

More than 7,200 people have been confirmed dead so far and the amount injured exceeds 14,000.

Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat requested hundreds of millions of dollars in international donations.

In a statement, he said,

There are still villages where we know that all houses have been destroyed, but have not yet been able to reach. The aftershocks have not receded and we expect the final casualty numbers to climb much higher.

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake left 90 percent of the stone and mud dwellings in numerous areas in ruin.

It also killed over 100 people in India and China and triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, taking the lives of 18 climbers.

Roughly 100 foreigners are allegedly missing in the Nepalese region of Langtang, a Himalayan park popular for trekking.

Citations: 101yearold rescued after Nepal quake as fears grow in rural areas (Yahoo! News)