Earthquake survivor: I spent two weeks trapped under rubble

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN)  -- As Ricot Duprevil tells it, rescuers saved him after he spent two weeks under earthquake rubble.

There's no question that Duprevil was pulled out alive from the rubble of a Port-au-Prince building Tuesday. But confirmation of his two-week account might just remain buried among the ruins.

A doctor treating the 31-year-old man says he is inclined to believe Duprevil.

 

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09:41 AM Jan 27, 2010 - 0 comments permalink


What Lies in the Rubble of Haiti's Presidential Palace

We are all captivated by the photo of the damaged Presidential Palace in Haiti. It shows us that the Haitian earthquake was powerful and overwhelming. After all, the seat of power in that impoverished country is in ruins. What must that say about the remainder of Port au Prince? Imagine what it would have done to the people of this country had it been the White House. This photo captures the incomprehensible destruction in Haiti, but below the surface, perhaps the ruin of the Presidential Palace offers a pathway forward with quiet whispers of a redeemed nation.

 

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11:32 AM Jan 25, 2010 - 0 comments permalink


CNN: Survivor, apparently unhurt, rescued from rubble after 11 days

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) -- French rescue workers pulled a 24-year-old man alive from the rubble of a hotel in Haiti on Saturday, 11 days after an earthquake devastated much of the country.

Wismond Jean-Pierre, who had no visible injuries but was severely dehydrated, was immediately loaded into an ambulance and taken to a hospital for treatment.

Lt. Col. Christophe Renou, a rescuer with the French team, called the three-hour effort "a miracle" as he was briefly overcome with emotion. Other members of the team -- assisted by American and Greek workers -- were seen weeping with joy following the rescue.

"This is God," Frank Louvier, the chief of the French rescue team, said as he pointed to the sky.

 

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11:16 AM Jan 25, 2010 - 0 comments permalink


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