84-Year-Old Woman Rescued from Rubble in Haiti


With darkness and devastation engulfing the nation of Haiti, one ray of sunshine. An 84-year-old woman has been amazingly rescued -- by her son -- after spending 10 days under rubble following the 7.0 quake, according to BBC News.

"Doctors say the woman has multiple wounds and her condition is grave, but are doing all they can to save her, "the news agency reports. "The rescue came as the UN said rescuers were winding down searches for survivors and focusing on relief work."

"I'm trying to find out how I can help her survive," Dr Ernest Benjamin told AFP news agency. "It's worth everything to try to save her."

Her son told the agency he had heard her cries on Thursday morning and, almost a day later, he dug her out with the help of friends. One wonders if the woman will be one of the last survivors found.

According to BBC News: "Some 122 people have been saved by international search and rescue teams, according to the US government. At least 75,000 bodies have so far been buried in mass graves, Haiti's government has said.

"Many more remain uncollected in the streets. An estimated 1.5 million people were left homeless by the 7.0-magnitude quake, which some have estimated has killed as many as 200,000 people."

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