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Japan: 80-Year-Old Woman, Grandson Pulled from Rubble

ABC News(ISHINOMAKI, Japan) -- Rescuers in Japan freed an 80-year-old woman and her 16-year-old grandson from a house in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Sunday, more than a week after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake spawned a devastating tsunami that demolished their house and left thousands in the country dead.

The woman was apparently pinned under her fridge. The two survived nine days – eating yogurt from the fridge – until the grandson flagged down rescuers by standing on the rooftop.

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