Saturday, January 23, 2010

Haiti search for survivors called off

By Khanyisa Tabata
23 January 2010

The search for survivors in Haiti has officially been called off as the government ends the search and rescue phase of the quake relief effort.

The United Nations says at least 132 people were pulled out alive from under the rubble.

The latest known rescues were those of an 84-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man who were pulled out of the rubble in the capital Port-au-Prince.

They survived ten days under the rubble.

Meanwhile, while the world is preoccupied by the horror in Haiti, little attention has been paid to at least 30 earthquakes that have rocked Malawi in the past month.

The largest measured six-point-two on the Richter scale. Scientists are calling the quakes in Karonga, along the Great Rift Valley on the Tanzanian border, an "earthquake swarm".

They are conducting geological assessments to ascertain if more are on the way.


At Sunday, 24 January, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is the stupid piece of idiosity who has the audasity to call off a serach when a surprisingly well conditioned person is pulled out alive on the eleventh day, how dare you override the human spiritual ability to surpass any dumb human assumption regarding when your time is up or not!


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