KATHMANDU, May 3 � In a miraculous rescue, two men and a woman were today pulled out alive from under the rubble of their homes in Nepal, eight days after the devastating quake hit the country, killing 7,056 people including 38 Indians, and the death toll is likely to go �much higher�, reports PTI.
Rescuers, who have been sifting through mounds of rubble in the Himalayan nation for any more survivors, pulled out two men and a woman from near the mountainous Syauli village, official Surya Prasad Upadhaya said.
They have been taken to a nearby military hospital for treatment, but other details were not immediately known.
The district � located about 60 kilometres west from here � is the worst hit by the 7.9-magnitude temblor with the highest number of casualties.
At least 7,056 people have been confirmed dead from the April 25 quake, while the number of injured has reached 14,227, making the temblor the country�s worst in over eight decades.
However, Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat said the death toll is expected to climb �much higher�.