Sunday, March 20, 2011

Miracle Rescue in Japan After 9 Days Under Rubble





Miracle rescue story---finally a wonderful story gives hope for all!
80 year old Sumi Abe and her 16 year old grandson Jin Abe were found alive today under the rubble of their home in Ishinomaki in Northeast Japan. They were in the kitchen when the earthquake struck as the rest of the house crumbled around them. Sumi's legs were pinned under the refrigerator and she was unable to move. It took Jin 9 days to finally crawl to the rooftop where he was able to signal rescue workers for help. They survived on food and water in their refrigerator, primarily yogurt. It is amazing that anyone could survive this long, especially someone of her age. Here is a picture of Sumi Abe being rescued by emergency workers.


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