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Rescue teams pull children from debris

2010-04-16 10:36 BJT

Special Report: 7.1-magnitude Quake Hit Qinghai, China |

Searchers are racing against time to find as many survivors as possible within the 72-hour period following the quake. In two separate rescues, a boy and a teenage girl were pulled from collapsed buildings.

The boy was among three people buried under the rubble of the local telecommunication bureau. Members of a team of provincial public security firefighters used their hands to dig, as no heavy machinery had not arrived. The boy was freed after two-hours.

At another location, a teenage girl was rescued by firefighters from Xining city. They had to put out a fire in an adjacent building and make their way through toxic vapors in order to save the girl. She is now in stable condition at hospital.

Members of a team of provincial public security firefighters used their hands to dig, as no heavy machinery had not arrived. 
Members of a team of provincial public security firefighters used their
hands to dig, as no heavy machinery had not arrived.

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