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Haiti earthquake: Boy survives nearly 8 days in rubble

January 21, 2010 |  9:01 am


Gary Elize was gloomily looking for one last body Wednesday in the flattened apartment where his brother and sister-in-law had died: that of their 5-year-old child. He said he spotted the boy's leg in the rubble and put on a pair of surgical gloves, preparing to extract it.

Then, the leg moved.

Elize told of how he and several friends dug furiously in the steamy heat and unearthed Monley Elize -- dirt-caked, dehydrated, emaciated and scuffed up but otherwise unhurt.

Monley's first words were whispered. "I want some juice."

Continue reading Haiti boy, 5, survives nearly 8 days under rubble.

-- Scott Kraft in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

Photo: Monley, his father and his mother lived on the ground floor of a three-story apartment building in an eastern district of Port-au-Prince. Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times.


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