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Those trapped in collapsed houses awaiting rescue even after 70 hours

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Kathmandu, April 28,2015: People alive and trapped in houses collapsed in the Saturday devastative quake are still waiting for rescue, 70 hours after the disaster struck various parts of the country.
It is learnt that some 4-5 persons are alive inside the Sayapatri Guest House in Gonggabu at New Buspark and the Armed Police Force (APF) personnel have started the rescue job after the information.
On Monday, the Chinese rescue team had concluded that no person was trapped inside the building but the French team on Tuesday confirmed that some persons are still trapped inside the building. After the information, the APF personnel have started the rescue job, APF DSP Ajay Chhatkuli said.
A 28-year-old man has come into contact with the rescue team but the rescue efforts have not yield fruit so far.
Dr Arun Shrestha of APF said that oxygen has been offered from the holes targeting those trapped in view of lack of oxygen in the area.“We are effortful whether we can provide meals to them,” Dr Shrestha added.
He said that the foul smell produced from the decayed bodies of many others at the building is so strong that others can stay there no longer.
Likewise, stove of an LP Gas is still on after the Saturday’s quake in Butwal Shreenagar Guest House, one that is adjoined to the hotel where the youth is trapped. Efforts to put off the fire have not been successful due to the collapsed building.
Furthermore, a person who is trapped in Sindhuli Panchthar Muna Guest House at Gonggabu is still alive. A Malaysian team is working for the rescue of the trapped one.

(Kiran/Kalika)

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