Man survives in rubble drinking urine


Emmannuel Buso was so ghostly pale that rescuers said his mother thought he was a corpse. However, doctors found him in relatively good shape despite his ordeal, and he is expected to make a full recovery.

Buso said from his bed in an Israeli Defence Forces field hospital near Haiti’s main airport that he survived by drinking his own urine and spent most of his time under the debris in a listless daze, at times dreaming of his mother and thinking that he had in fact died.
The Israeli team is one of a number of such groups that have been searching countless destroyed buildings in the tropical heat following the 7.0-magnitude quake on January 12.
On Friday, an 84-year-old woman was pulled from the wreckage of her home, according to doctors administering oxygen and intravenous fluids to her at the General Hospital. Doctors said she was in critical condition. The European Commission says international rescue crew members have rescued more than 125 people since the earthquake struck, but successes have grown increasingly rare as time passes.

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