Early this week, a 70-year-old woman was found alive by rescuers four days after the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit northeastern Japan last weekend. The woman was found inside her house that was washed away by the tsunami in northeastern Japan's Iwate prefecture.
The latest survivor, a young man in his 20's and identified as Katsuharu Moriya, was reported in stable condition but was in shock and unable to speak.
Acdording to BBC News
, the latest survivor was brought to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The place where the survivor was found by rescuers has been reported to be one of the hardest-hit
by the earthquake and tsunammi.
The latest survivor report has not been officially confirmed by authorities as there were reports that British rescuers have failed to find any more survivors after they have searched a wide area in Sendai which was hit hardest by the tsunami.
"Meanwhile it emerged that a young man who was believed to have been pulled from the rubble had in fact returned to his ruined home from an evacuation centre."
"Katsuharu Moriya, a man in his 20s, was found on Saturday in the city of Kesennuma, in Miyagi prefecture - one of the hardest-hit regions. The reports had said he was too shocked to speak when taken away in a blanket by emergency workers."