A Miracle! Man Pulled From Rubble 8 Days After Earthquake (Video) …Update: It Didn’t Happen
The man, in his 20s, was in shock and unable to speak when he was found in the rubble eight days after the disaster. (The Daily Mail)
The young man survived the bitter cold trapped underneath the rubble.
The Daily Mail reported:
A man was found alive early today (Sat) in the wreckage of his house – eight days after the tsunami smashed into the building, making escape impossible.
All hope had been given up of finding any more survivors after such a long time and in freezing temperatures.
Troops from the civil defence department were stunned to find the young man, shocked and unable to speak, in the ruins of the house in the town of Kesennuma in the badly-hit Miyagi prefecture.
He appeared to have suffered no major injuries but what he had been through had left him in a state of deep shock, said officials.
The man, whose name was not immediately known, was unable to tell his rescuers what had happened to him and what he had endured for the past eight days.
‘It’s quite incredible that we’ve found someone alive after all this time,’ said a civil defence official.
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The man, who is in his 20s, was identified as Katsuharu Moriya.
UPDATE: It didn’t happen.
As pictures were beamed around the world of the miraculous discovery, all was not as it seemed.
The man had in fact spent the days following the quake and tsunami at an evacuation centre and had simply returned to his home to survey the damage.
While there, for reasons known only to him, he curled up in a blanket and went to sleep among the rubble of what was once his house.