KATHMANDU, Nepal – Even as the death toll in the Nepal earthquake has climbed to 7,250, rescuers have found life.
Police rescued a 101-year-old man from under the rubble of his home on Saturday, one week after an earthquake hit his country, Nepal Police spokesman Kamal Singh Bam told CNN.
The elderly man is in stable condition and police do not know how he survived or the extent of his injuries. He was rescued in Nuwakot district, just northwest of the capital, Kathmandu.
An official says rescuers have also found three survivors in a mountainous village in Nepal . The government administrator, says two men and a woman were pulled out today from near Syauli village. They have been taken to a nearby military hospital for treatment.
Officials say the dead include six foreigners and 45 Nepalese found over the weekend on a popular trekking route.
Meanwhile, runway damage has forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport to large aircraft. The runway was built to handle only medium-size jetliners, not the large military and cargo planes that have been delivering aid.