Nine days after the devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake that triggered a giant tsunami in northeastern Japan, two survivors were rescued alive in the Japanese city of Ishinomaki Sunday.
Rescued were an 80-year old woman and a teenager.
"Rescuers found the 16-year-old boy on the roof of his house in the hard-hit city of Ishinomaki, calling out for help, according to the Miyagi Prefectural Police", Yahoo News/AP reports.
"He then led rescuers inside, where they found an 80-year-old woman. Both were weak but conscious", the report added.
"An official at Ishinomaki's Red Cross hospital said the two had been carried into the hospital and were getting treatment", Reuters reports.
''I only had a glimpse of the elderly woman, who had her eyes closed,'' the official said. ''She didn't appear to be dead,'' the official said when asked if she was conscious.
Last week a 70-year old woman was found alive by rescuers four days after the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit northeastern Japan. The woman was found inside her house that was washed away by the tsunami in northeastern Japan's Iwate prefecture.
Another reported 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. It turned out however the young man who was believed to have been pulled from the rubble had in fact returned to his ruined home from an evacuation centre, according to an update from BBC News
Almost 10 days after the devastating quake that killed thousands and destroyed vital infrastructure in eastern Japan including the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, rescuers are not giving up in their efforts to find more survivors despite extreme weather conditions.