Miracle:Woman is still alive under the rubble in New Zealand
woman was pulled from earthquake ruins in one of New Zealand’sWoman's rescue largest cities Wednesday, bringing a rare ray of hope as rescuers frantically searched for survivors.
Ann Bodkin took cover under her desk when the 6.3-magnitude quake struck Christchurch on Tuesday, killing at least 75 people. She had been trapped in her office building for 24 hours.
“The sun came out the moment she was removed from the building,” said Mayor Bob Parker of Christchurch. “It was like God turned on the lights.”
Rescue workers applauded as Bodkin was pulled alive from the rubble of the Pyne Gould Corp. building in the central business district.
She was one of around 30 people rescued from the building and the Canterbury Television building Wednesday, the two blocks most severely damaged in the quake. More video Woman is still alive under the rubble in New Zealand