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Some have survived many days after calamities

Some have survived many days after calamities

The remarkable story of Darlene Etienne's survival in a collapsed home for 15 days without medical assistance after the Haiti earthquake isn't the only one to have amazed doctors:
_ 16 days: Sales clerk Park Sung-Hyun, 19, survived under a collapsed shopping mall in 1995 in Seoul, South Korea.
_ 15 days: Construction worker Ari Afrizal survived on a raft at sea after the Indian Ocean tsunami in December 2004.
_ 15 days: A 32-year-old fisherman and his brother and niece were rescued from their dinghy after surviving on raw fish and a bottle of water when Hurricane Pauline hit Mexico in 1997.
_ 14 days: Pedrito Dy was rescued in the basement of a quake-devastated Hyatt Hotel in the Philippines resort of Baguio in 1999.
_ 13 days: Three teenage friends who lost their way on Oregon's Mount Hood in 1976 survived after taking refuge inside a snow cave.
_ Nearly nine days: "Miracle babies" of the September 1985 Mexico City temblor survived in the rubble of two hospitals.
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Sources: Associated Press reports, The Oregonian newspaper, Mexican television Televisa.


Updated : 2021-07-27 08:10 GMT+08:00