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    Elderly Woman Found Alive 72 Hours After Tsunami Hit


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    Up next... a story of survival. A Japanese rescue team found an elderly woman alive under rubble 72 hours after the earthquake and tsunami struck. The woman was found in the wreckage of a house on Tuesday.

    Japanese rescue teams found an elderly woman alive and well on Tuesday, 72 hours after the earthquake and tsunami hit northeastern Japan, washing away people, cars and houses.

    75-year-old Sai Abe was found in Iwate Prefecture, crouching in the hallway of a house that was damaged by the killer waves that hit last Friday, following the massive earthquake.

    [Takashi Honda, Rescue Worker]:
    "We have seen that people don't die so easily. That's why we are doing our best to help people. I hope we will be able to find more and more such places [where they may be survivors]. We will continue to look for such places."

    Rescuers reported that the woman's body temperature was low, but her condition was not life threatening and she was being treated at the hospital.

    Rescue teams from all over the world are racing against the clock to find the many thousands who are missing.

    Iwate Prefectural officials say that the death toll in the prefecture is 836, with more than 315 people missing and over 51,000 evacuated.