Survivors found 10 days after Haiti quake


Associated Press

Posted on January 23, 2010 at 2:05 AM

(Stations: The following serves both as a Tops and a CORRECTION to V0342, slugged Haiti-Earthquake (Tops), which moved at 7:39 p.m. Eastern time. The new version CORRECTS age as 21 sted 22.)

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A 21-year-old man pulled from the rubble 10 days after Haiti's devastating quake says he's alive "because God wants it."

Emmannuel Buso was so pale that rescuers said his mother thought he was a corpse. He was severely dehydrated after his ordeal, but otherwise in good shape and is expected to make a full recovery.

Buso tells The Associated Press he survived by drinking his own urine and spent much of his time in a daze. The head of the Israeli team that found him says the rescue gives hope that more people can be saved.

Also Friday, an 84-year-old woman was pulled alive from the wreckage of her home. Doctors say she's in critical condition.

The government and international agencies, meanwhile, have been searching for sites to house the hundreds of thousands of homeless survivors from the Jan. 12 quake.

Thousands of Haitians are streaming out of the earthquake flattened capital to whatever shelter they can find.

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Dr. Ernest Benjamin

Dr. Ernest Benjamin says he is treating a 84-year old Haitian woman who was just pulled alive from the rubble.

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Dr. Ernest Benjamin says a 84-year old Haitian woman pulled from the rubble after 10 days is critically ill.

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Dr. Ernest Benjamin says he is trying to be optimistic about a 84-year old Haitian woman in critical condition after being pulled from the rubble.

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Tony Winton

AP Correspondent Tony Winton reports searchers are no longer finding people alive.