Girl, 17, Pulled From Rubble

Darlene Etienne trapped in pocket in concrete of school
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2010 6:42 PM CST
Girl, 17, Pulled From Rubble
Darlene Etienne, 17, rests in a French military field hospital after being rescued from a building in Port-au-Prince today.   (AP Photo)

A 17-year-old Haitian girl was pulled from the rubble of her Port-au-Prince school today, 15 days after the earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation. “She just said ‘thank you,’ she’s very weak,” the search team commander tells AFP of Darlene Etienne, who appeared to suffering from dehydration and perhaps a leg injury. “She was in a pocket surrounded by concrete.”
(Read more Haiti earthquake survivors stories.)

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