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Two survivors found nine days after Japan quake: police

world Updated: Mar 20, 2011 18:38 IST

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Two survivors, including an elderly woman, were rescued from the wreckage of a home in Japan's northeast on Sunday nine days after a massive earthquake and tsunami, authorities said.

"An 80-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy were found under debris," said a police spokesman in the devastated city of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture.

"Their temperatures were quite low but they were conscious. Details of their condition are not immediately known. They have been already rescued and sent to hospital."

Sumi Abe and her grandson Jin Abe were in the kitchen when the quake struck on March 11, public broadcaster NHK reported.

The house collapsed with them inside but the grandson was able to reach food from the refrigerator, helping them to survive, NHK quoted rescuers as saying.

The boy was said to be shivering and with no feeling in one leg.

Miyagi prefecture was worst hit by the quake and tsunami, with a confirmed death toll of 4,882.