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American-Nepalese team pulls teenager out of the rubble five days after massive quake

To say that Nepal has had a rough week would be the understatement of the year. But even amid all of the death, destruction, and chaos that has afflicted the country, there are stories of survival – none more dramatic than that of fifteen-year old hotel worker Pemba Tamang, who was rescued from the rubble by a joint American-Nepalese team five days after the quake.