(Photo: IDF Spokesperson via FLASH90)

(Photo: IDF Spokesperson via FLASH90)

By Abigail Klein Leichman - May 3, 2015

Originally appeared here in Israel21c

Even as some Israeli rescuers have finished their work in Nepal and are landing at home today, many are still working to find and treat victims of the April 25 earthquake that killed some 7,000 people and wounded about 13,000.

Rescue and relief organizations from Israel have assisted in dramatic rescues. IsraAID personnel led a 10-hour effort by search-and-rescue teams from France, Norway and Nepal to reach Krishna Devi Khadka, a 24-year-old maid trapped in a hotel for five days in an air pocket covered by a corpse.

“When the young woman was finally extracted and carried away to a waiting ambulance, it was to the great relief of the large crowd that had gathered, bringing hope that others may yet be alive,” reports IsraAID founder and director Shachar Zahavi.

Nepalese teenager Pemba Lama also was rescued after five days under debris. Like Khadka, he was treated at the Israel Defense Forces’ field hospital, set up on April 29 in Kathmandu. Read More