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Man pulled out alive 14 days after Haiti quake

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  1. MziziMkavu

    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    He's rescued from the ruins of a building in downtown Port-au-Prince

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    Rico Dibrivell, 35, is attended to by a U.S. military rescue team after being freed from the rubble of a building in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday.


    NBC News and news services
    updated 7:34 p.m. ET Jan. 26, 2010

    PORT-AU-PRINCE - U.S. troops pulled a man alive from the rubble of a building in Haiti's destroyed capital on Tuesday, two weeks after a massive earthquake rattled the country.
    It was not immediately clear if he became trapped in the initial Jan. 12 quake or during one of the many aftershocks since then.

    The man, identified by Reuters as Rico Dibrivell, was covered in dust and dressed only in underpants when he was carried out from the ruins of a building in downtown Port-au-Prince.



    The U.S. military confirmed that soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, N.C., rescued a 31-year-old Haitian man two blocks from the Port-au-Prince Cathedral on Rue de Miracle.
    The victim had a broken leg and severe dehydration. He was evacuated to a nearby U.S. medical assistance team for treatment, a U.S. military statement said.

    "We don't know if he was there from the beginning or in one of the aftershocks he may have gone under," U.S. Army Spc. Andrew Pourak, who was at the scene, told the AFP news agency.

    "He got sent to the hospital. He's going to make it," Pourak said.

    The magnitude-7.0 earthquake that struck two weeks ago killed as many as 200,000 people. Most authorities had given up hope this week finding any more survivors and were focusing relief efforts on getting help to hundreds of thousands of survivors left homeless, hungry and injured.

    Praying under rubble

    The last known rescue prior to Tuesday happened on Saturday, when a man was extricated after spending 11 days under the rubble in Port-au-Prince.

    Wismond Exantus, 22, told The Associated Press from his cot in a French field hospital on Sunday that the first thing he wanted to do was find a church to give thanks. He said he spent the 11 days buried in the ruins of a hotel grocery store praying, reciting psalms and sleeping. "I wasn't afraid because I knew they were searching and would come for me," he said.

    Haiti's government has declared an end to basic search operations for the living, shifting the focus to caring for the thousands surviving in squalid, makeshift camps.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35086799/ns/world_news-haiti_earthquake/
     
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    Miracle happens all the time.
     
  3. Ab-Titchaz

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    These Haitians are resilient and sometimes I just wonder what else they
    can go through. From this earthquake and survivor stories, they have
    really defied science at all costs.

    Mungu ni mkubwa no doubt!
     
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    Sunjay Gupta said, science was wrong when they said that human can only live for 4 to 5 days without water and food. Sasa wameamend to 10 days.

    Huyu jamaa keshavunja hiyo ten (10) days na kuweka wiki mbili (14) days. Jesus is still leading kwa kufunga kwa siku 40 days and 40 nights. lol
     
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    Jesus Kumbe sio Mungu ndio maana Aliamrishwa na Mwenyeezi mungu kufunga hakutaka yeye mwenyewe kufunga Jesus ila ni Amri itokayo kwa Bwana Wake Yaani Muumba wa mbingu na nchi Mwenyeezi Mungu lakini huyu jamaa kakaa wiki 2 kwa Matatizo sio kwa kupenda yeye mwenyewe kuna Binadamu anayependa kukaa bila ya kula? hebu Mkuu Maxshimba jaribu kukaa siku moja bila ya kula wala kunywa maji utaona kazi yake ilivyokuwa ngumu
     
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    Mkuu, mimi nimeshafunga kwa siku 6 bila kula wala kunywa maji. Ila nampa ongera jamaa wa Heiti na Yesu Kristo.
     
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