He must have wondered whether he would ever be found. However, farmer Kunio Shiga was discovered alive and well – and sitting among the debris of his home – more than four weeks after an earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan.
The 75-year-old was found with only a battery-powered radio for company, holed up in his small farmhouse which was surrounded by fallen trees, dead pigs and debris from the deadly tsunami on March 11.
It would seem the frail man was found in the nick of time – he had almost run out of food and had long ago lost electricity and running water.
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