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Girl found alive 15 days after Haiti quake
Darlene Etienne, believed to be 16 or 17, was dehydrated and had a broken left leg but was conscious
A teenage girl was rescued alive from under a house in Port-au-Prince yesterday, 15 days after the devastating earthquake that killed as many as 200,000 people.
Darlene Etienne, believed to be 16 or 17, was dehydrated and had a broken left leg but was conscious when she was dragged out of the rubble by rescuers. A rescue worker, JP Malaganne, described her as happy, shocked and crying.
"I don't know how she happened to resist that long. It's a miracle," he said.
Neighbours heard her voice and called authorities who brought in rescuers.
One worker, Claude Fuilla, walked along the crumbled roof, heard the voice and then saw a little bit of dust-covered black hair in the rubble. He said he cleared some debris, managed to reach the young woman, and could see she was alive.
The team then dug out a hole big enough to give Etienne some oxygen and water. She had a very weak pulse but, within 45 minutes, they managed to remove her, covered in dust, from what appeared to be the collapsed porch area of the home. Fuilla said: "I don't think she could have survived even a few more hours."
She was taken to a French military field hospital and then to a hospital ship."We are providing the care she needs, and she will be OK," said Colonel Michel Orcel, a French doctor.
"She was able to survive because she wasn't crushed by the rubble and there was a space where she could lie down," Stephen Sadak, a member of the French rescue team, told Reuters.
One man fed Darlene sweets as rescuers neared her; a throng of neighbours cheered as she was pulled free. The elated crew shouted in French: "We are the best team in the world!" Her family said she had just started studying when the disaster struck. In all, more than 130 people have been rescued from the rubble.
Meanwhile, the Haitian prime minister Jean-Max Bellerive said yesterday that trafficking of children and human organs was taking place.
"A lot of organisations, they come and they say there were children on the streets. They're going to bring them to the US. And we have already reports of a lot of trafficking. Even of organ trafficking," he told CNN's Christiane Amanpour. "There is trafficking for children and adults also because they need all types of organs."
Bellerive said the issue had been discussed at this week's conference in Montreal, Canada, on Haiti's reconstruction.