How 3 Americans Survived in a Cave for Days After Quake

Della Hoffman, Eric Jean and Corey Ascolani were among dozens of people who lived in a cave for 5 days.
2:03 | 04/30/15

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Eric and I were sitting at this amp M saint kissing scene and all of a sudden you're just starting Tuesday capping a week was happening. Some villagers ran out of the U. And then immediately after that. The boulders have started coming down from both sides of the canyon. Including. Into the village stood up and did nothing permanent but then I we actually and other table it suspects is definitely. With a big boulders where but. An under their for a little island something's up falling. Third good number of us that overeating having a rest break at this camp. Stood up and looked at each other and waited for someone to make an action and we saw some of the villagers going up to. Kind of a shelter with a little cave in Iraq faith in me we all this kind of followed them and and to that there are still tremors after that and rocks falling so we thought that was the safest place ago. Luckily the the villagers we're we're very kind this village had some restaurant today. We worked out that we can all he. We used the river for water once our water supplies ran out. We all banded together and figured out how to make it work. I was checking with friend I meant only two weeks earlier and we were drinking coffee with a couple Israelis that we saw the night before. Hotel and when it happened. We counted just lit ditty to do it he said and we all got up that low it was kind of where. For me and there's not to sound lots of noise and and then you start. Try to get. What's going on me I think fast and then you realize that. Iraq's are coming at you and you don't know you don't know what to do at that point people were hiding underneath tables afflicting the tables older IA wanted my day. Eyes on the rocks I wanted to see what was coming at me and I could do anything about it and movement. They are smaller acts their future acts and you don't know where they're coming from because they were coming from both sides at certain points.

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