I drank my urine to survive for 3 days-Nepal earthquake survivor

Nepal earthquake

A man pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building in Kathmandu more than three days after the deadly Nepal earthquake says he drank his own urine to survive.

Rishi Khanal tells The Associated Press that he had given up all hope of rescue as his lips cracked and his nails turned white. There were dead bodies around him and a terrible smell.

Khanal said he kept banging on the rubble all around him. Eventually this brought a French rescue team that extracted him after an operation that took several hours.

He’s now being treated for leg injuries at a hospital in the capital of Khatmandu. He had been buried for 82 hours.-Associated Press