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101-year-old man among survivors found a week after Nepal earthquake

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A boy crawls into the ruins of a collapsed building to look for usable things in Nepal capital Kathmandu on Sunday. Officials say they have found three survivors in the rubble a full week after a powerful earthquake. Photo credit: Kyodo / Landov

KATHMANDU, Nepal (May 3, 2015) — An official says rescuers found three survivors — including a man thought to be 101 — in a mountainous village in Nepal, a week after the earthquake.

According to NPR’s Russell Lewis, “The man was found alive in the rubble of his home northwest of the capital Kathmandu. He only had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for observation. Rescuers found him on the same day that Nepali officials ruled out finding any more survivors from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.”

They two other survivors were taken to a nearby military hospital for treatment.

The district is the worst hit by the magnitude-7.8 earthquake with the highest number of casualties. It is located about 60 kilometers (35 miles) west of the capital, Kathmandu.