Local police rescued an 80-year-old woman and her grandson from their collapsed home, nine days after they became trapped following the earthquake in Japan.
The rescue is giving hope to people around the world.
The woman, Sumi Abe, and her grandson, Jin Abe, 16, were unable to pull themselves out of their earthquake-ravaged until today, when the boy reached the roof and called for help.
The two were quickly wrapped in blankets and rushed to a helicopter.
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