Woman rescued nine days after quake
Updated: 2008-05-21 17:53
SHIFANG, Sichuan -- Rescuers on Wednesday extricated a woman who had been trapped in a tunnel in a hydropower plant for nine days since the May 12 earthquake in southwest China.
Zeng Changhui, whose age was not immediately known, was rescued from a water diversion tunnel in Jinhe Hydropower Plant, in Hongbai township, Sichuan Province, near the epicenter of the 8.0-magnitude quake.
Accompanied by medical workers, she was airlifted by helicopter to a nearby hospital for emergency treatment.
Pu Jinhui, a doctor who tended her, said she suffered multiple fractures in her right arm, ribs and lower back.
Her injuries were not life-threatening, said Pu.