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Man rescued from collapsed building 11 days after Haiti earthquake

January 24, 2010 | 10:28 am

Man_rescued An international team of rescuers unearthed a shop clerk in good condition from deep beneath the concrete and wooden wreckage of a hotel grocery store Saturday, 11 days after an earthquake crumbled Haiti's capital.

Dozens of onlookers wearing masks against the stench of the city's decaying bodies cheered when Wismond Exantus, in a black T-shirt and black pants, was carried from a narrow tunnel on a stretcher and placed in an ambulance.

"I was hungry," Exantus said from his hospital bed soon after the rescue. "But every night I thought about the revelation that I would survive.

"It was God who was tucking me away in his arms. It gave me strength," he said.

Continue reading "Haitian man rescued after 11 days in collapsed building."

-- Associated Press

Photo: Members of rescue teams from Greece, in red, and France, in dark blue, carry Wismond Exantus from a collapsed building in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He survived in the rubble for 11 days. Credit: Pedro Portal / El Nuevo Herald