Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Pakistan grandmother survives 3 days in quake ruins

ISLAMABAD, Oct 11 (Reuters) - A 75-year-old Pakistani grandmother and her daughter were pulled alive from the wreckage of an Islamabad apartment block on Tuesday, more than three days after a massive earthquake devastated northern Pakistan.

Pakistanis working with a British rescue team cried out "God is Great, God is Great" once it became clear Maha Bibi and her 55-year-old daughter Khalida Begum were safe -- though it took 16 hours to get the women out of the small pocket of space where they were crouched.

"I'm so sorry to put you through all this trouble," Begum told her rescuer, John Holland of Rapid-UK, a British emergency service team.

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