A man was pulled alive from the rubble of a building in the town of Gununsitoli, on Nias island, six days after the earthquake. His cousin and rescue services have been working to free him since last Saturday after hearing voices coming from under the rubble. Rescue team members entered the hole which had held Henda Ho Keng, but three other people could not be seen or heard.
An estimated 1300 people were killed in the earthquake. Most of those killed came from Gununsitoli.