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13 days after Ecuador quake, 72-yr old man miraculously pulled out of rubble



13 days after Ecuador quake, 72-yr old man miraculously pulled out of rubble
A 72-year-old man was miraculously pulled out of the rubble 13 days after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the South American country of Ecuador.
The victim, Manuel Vasquez was pulled out of the by a Venezuelan rescue crew nearly two weeks after the earthquake struck Ecuador, killing at least 654 people.
According to a statement released Saturday by the Venezuelan embassy in Quito, Vasquez was discovered by rescuers in the fishing town of Jaramijo on Friday while doing building inspections after they heard him making noises from underneath the rubble of a partially collapsed building.
Reports say Vasquez  was dehydrated and disoriented, and was suffering from kidney failure and a urinary tract infection when he was found.
The elderly man also lost toes and he is currently recuperating at a hospital in Quito.
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