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Dutch boy survives Libyan jet crash

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Dutch boy survives Libyan jet crash


The soul survivor of flight 8U771 from Johannesburg to Tripoli

For the moment, little is known about the boy, other than the fact he’s thought to be Dutch.

Currently undergoing treatment in Tripoli, what is remarkable is none of his injuries are life threatening.

‘‘It’s the only victim of the crash to have reached hospital. He has several fractures, legs broken in several places. He’s in a stable condition and isn’t in danger,’‘ a doctor said.

Earlier, the Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende held an emergency press conference to express his condolences to the families of those killed.

More than 60 nationals from the Netherlands are estimated to be among the dead.

It’s thought many of the passengers were bound for various European destinations, including London, Paris and Brussels.

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