Pulled from the Rubble: Man Survives Being Trapped 8 days

Military search teams pulled a young man from a crushed house Saturday in Japan’s disaster zone but a news report later said he returned there a week after the quake and tsunami struck and that he was trapped only for one day.

He told rescuers that he left after the first tsunami, but then returned home and fell unconscious.

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A man was pulled alive from the rubble on Saturday eight days after Japan’s powerful earthquake and tsunami, the military said.

The man, in his 20s, was in shock and unable to speak when he was found in Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture, one of the regions hardest hit by the magnitude 9.0 earthquake, a spokesman said.

He was found trapped on the second floor of a house and had wrapped himself in a blanket, Kyodo news agency said. He was conscious and his blood pressure and pulse were stable.

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