A woman has been pulled alive from rubble five days after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, according to the AFP news agency.

Emergency worker Roman Schulze said rescuers took 10 hours to clear wreckage and get the woman to safety.

Reports of the rescue emerged hours after a 15-year-old boy was freed from a collapsed hotel in Kathmandu, as hopes of finding survivors had been starting to fade.

The rescue of Pemba Tamang was hailed as a miracle and greeted with cheers by crowds amid the disaster, which has killed more than 5,500 people.

Caked in dust, Pemba was fitted with a neck brace and hooked up to an intravenous drip before being lifted onto a stretcher and then raced to a field hospital where he was found to have only minor cuts and bruises.

He told AFP he had survived by eating clarified butter from a jar he found in darkness and added: “I never thought I would make it out alive.”.. see more

source: skynews