Indian emergency workers on Friday rescued a man more than 62 hours after he became trapped under the debris of a collapsed building that killed at least 17 people, officials told AFP.
Emergency workers were searching for 10 more people four days after the five-storey building in southern Karnataka state caved in, officials said.
A video of the rescue operation shared by state fire and emergency services head M.N. Reddi showed over a dozen personnel cheering on as the man was pulled out alive from the rubble.
The man had no visible injuries and was hugged by the rescue team before he walked away from the debris and was rushed to a nearby hospital.
As many as 54 people have been rescued alive by the team of around 400, who have been scouring through tonnes of concrete and steel after the latest tragedy on Tuesday.
“Those rescued have been shifted to the hospital and five persons have been arrested in the matter,” emergency official Srikant, who goes by one name, told AFP.