Published: Saturday, May 11, 2013

The tense moments

3:25pm
Rescuers notice movement of a pipe sticking out through a narrow hole. Someone from under the rubble is trying to draw their attention.
3:27pm
An army officer shouts to know if anybody’s in there and hears a female voice saying, “Save me.” She tells her name.
3:30pm
Rescuers start to widen the hole. It takes an hour to make its diameter around 1.5ft. Meantime, they provide water and juice to the survivor, Reshma, 20.
4:30pm
An army officer goes inside. With his help, Reshma easily comes out through the opening. An ambulance takes her to hospital.