JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli NGO’s search-and-rescue team in Kathmandu led an international effort in locating and extracting a young Nepalese woman from the earthquake rubble.
The IsraAid team on Thursday afternoon guided the rescue of Krishna Devi Khadka, who was stuck in a hotel for five days in an air pocket covered by a dead body. The extraction took several hours and was undertaken with search-and-rescue teams from France, Norway and Nepal, IsraAid said in a statement.
The team continued to work at the same site, believing that it had located another survivor.
The rescue of Khadka, who is in her 20s, came several hours after a 15-year-old boy was pulled from the rubble of a hotel located several blocks away.
Also Thursday, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman announced that Israel will adopt a village in Nepal and assist in its reconstruction. He said the assistance will include clearing the rubble, rebuilding homes and infrastructure, and ensuring access to clean drinking water.
Israeli Rescuers Pull Nepalese Woman From Rubble