Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Man pulled alive from ruins of Haitian capital

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.

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