Man pulled alive from ruins of Haitian capital
Published 27/01/2010 | 02:33
US troops pulled a man alive from the rubble of a collapsed building in Haiti's destroyed capital yesterday, two weeks after a massive earthquake rattled the country.
The 35-year-old man, covered in dust and dressed only in underpants, was carried out from the ruins of a building in downtown Port-au-Prince and was driven off for medical treatment. He did not appear to have any serious injuries.
The rescue, exactly 14 days after the magnitude-7.0 earthquake killed as many as 200,000 people, came as the US-led relief effort was focused on getting help to hundreds of thousands of survivors left homeless, hungry and injured.