A Nepal earthquake survivor who was trapped under rubble next to dead bodies for 82 hours today told how he stayed alive by drinking his own urine.
Rishi Khanal, 27, had just finished lunch at a hotel in Kathmandu and had gone up to the second floor when the 7.8-magnitude quake caused the building to crumble around him.
He was struck by falling masonry and became trapped with his foot crushed under rubble.
Speaking from his hospital bed today, surrounded by his family, he said: 'I had some hope but by yesterday I'd given up.
'My nails went all white and my lips cracked... I was sure no one was coming for me. I was certain I was going to die.'