Woman dug out alive 63 days after quake
Muzaffarabad, December 13
The 45-year-old woman was buried alive in the rubble at the Kamsar refugee camp, about 5 km north of here, on the morning of October 8, according to Dr Hafeezur Rehman, a physician at the Pakistan Islami Medical Association (PIMA) hospital.
He said residents of the camp found her on Sunday evening as they were digging in search of missing bodies.
Refugees referred the woman to a German team after they were unable to feed her and the team, which visited the area on Monday for vaccinations, handed her over to PIMA officials.
However, confusion prevailed as nobody from the camp was available to say anything about the recovery.
Dr Abdul Hamid, another physician at the PIMA hospital, told The Dawn on the telephone that the woman, identified as Naqsha Bibi, weighed only 25 kg, and had been admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit.
“She is very feeble because of dehydration and muscle wastage. She has also lost her speech,” he said.
“We are administering fluids. We have also given her some milk orally,” Dr Hamid said.