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Mar 18, 2011 10:50 PM by Stefanie Boe

Survivor pulled from rubble 8 days after quake

TOKYO (AP) - Military search teams have pulled a young man from a crushed house eight days after an earthquake and tsunami wrecked northeast Japan.

A military official said the young man was rescued Saturday from the rubble in Kesennuma, a city in one of the most devastated areas. The official says the man was transferred to a nearby hospital, but he is too weak to talk.

Kyodo, the Japanese news agency, says the man was in his 20s.

The rescue is the latest and one of the few after the disaster, as the power of the tsunami, triggered by the magnitude-9 earthquake, likely pulled many people out to sea.

 

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