Martin Bashir   |  March 21, 2011

80-year-old, teen found alive in quake rubble

An 80-year-old woman and her teenage grandson were rescued in Japan nine days after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. ITV reports.

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>>> an 80-year-old woman and her teenage grandson were found alive nine days after the quake. itv has their remarkable story.

>> reporter: weak, but alive. the 16-year-old is recovering in hospital. possible frost light and a leg injury, but otherwise unscathed. i'm so relieved to be rescued, he mumbled, after nine days entombed in his home with his 80-year-old grandmother, little wonder there's exhaustion in his voice. we drank water and ate snacks, he says. simple things that kept the pair alive. his grandmother still in remarkably good health. just a teenager, he is a symbol of hope for japan, a rare example of joy in a country ravaged by grief. rescuers buoyed by his survival, continue to search for others trapped by the earthquake and tsunami. the country does what it can to deal with the overwhelming natural disaster . in a town of in otori the bowling alleys a temporary morgue. worried friends and relatives tore over the list, hoping they are survivors, too. but fearing