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Rescuers find 80-year-old woman, teen in rubble

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A woman on a stretcher gets carried into the Ishinomaki Red Cross Hospital in Ishinomaki, northern Japan, Sunday, March 20, 2011, after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Masanori Yamashita) A woman on a stretcher gets carried into the Ishinomaki Red Cross Hospital in Ishinomaki, northern Japan, Sunday, March 20, 2011, after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Masanori Yamashita)

TOKYO (AP) — Police say an 80-year-old woman and a teenage boy have been rescued from the wreckage of a house in northeastern Japan, nine days after a devastating earthquake and tsunami.

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.

He then led rescuers inside, where they found an 80-year-old woman. Both were weak but conscious.

National broadcaster NHK showed a helicopter taking the two to a nearby hospital.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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