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Race against time to find Haiti's buried

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Race against time to find Haiti's buried


The clock is ticking to save any remaining survivors on the earthquake ravaged Caribbean Island, but there are some tales of good fortune.

Most international teams with dogs and specialist equipment are now on the ground in Haiti in the hunt to find those still trapped in the rubble.

Earlier, one US woman was pulled out alive more than two days after Tuesday’s quake.

US citizen Carla Shawn said: ‘‘I was with five other people and everybody is alive but two of them have broken legs and the other three of us with minor injuries so we did well. ‘‘We didn’t think we were going to get out,’‘ she added.

It’s not the only miraculous story. Against all the odds a young Haitian toddler was also rescued from the same hotel by a Spanish emergency crew.

But, many have not been so lucky. At the UN headquarters in Port-au-Prince at least 37 people are now confirmed dead. Perhaps more worrying is the fact that 300 of the organisations personnel are still unaccounted for, including one Briton.

Half of all the buildings in the capital have been destroyed according to some estimates. With rescue teams’ resources limited many Haitians are having to make do on their own.

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