Shyam Awal rushed outside his house near Bhaktapur Darbar Square when the earthquake struck on Saturday. Within a few minutes the house collapsed, burying his four-month-old baby Sonit under the rubble. A Nepal Army team worked until late that night to rescue the baby, but gave up and left. Shyam didn’t give up hope and stayed put. A few hours later, he heard cries from underneath the rubble and he called the Army back. After digging for several hours, the team finally pulled the baby out.
Soldiers dig under the rubble to rescue Sonit.
Sonit’s mother looks on, distraught.
Sonit is found alive after 22 hours under the rubble.
Sonit is unhurt.
Sonit’s mother is in tears.
For more photos of the rescue, see Kathmandu Today
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