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Rescuers searching for the remains of 153 people on a crashed Airbus yesterday dragged a girl of 14 from the sea, still alive.
She was picked up 10 miles off the coast of the Comoros islands in the Indian Ocean close to where the jet went down in bad weather.
An Associated Press reporter saw 14-year-old Bahia Bakari in a Comoros hospital Wednesday as she was visited by government officials. She was conscious with bruises on her face and gauze bandages on her right elbow and right foot. Her hair was pulled back and she was covered by a blue blanket but she gamely shook the hand of Alain Joyandet, France's minister for international cooperation.
The airline said the passengers were 75 Comorans and 65 French nationals along with one Palestinian and one Canadian. The crew comprised six Yemenis, two Moroccans, one Indonesian, one Ethiopian and a Filipina.
On Wednesday evening, Miss Bakari — hospitalized and suffering from scratches, bruises and at least one fracture — was asking for her mother, who had been on the same flight, according to an uncle who had seen the girl. He said he told her, for now, that her mother was in the next room.
But in an almost miraculous tale of luck and endurance, Miss Bakari is apparently the only survivor of an air disaster that left all 152 other people on board dead.
Originally posted by Paveway27
Seems like she someone important. I mean not like save the world important, but important enough for God to step in and do somthing about it.
Originally posted by JalZhaunlUss
It was her destiny to survive. I have streaks of luck all the time.
Originally posted by Jessicamsa
I wonder who will be getting custody of her once she recovers since her family is dead. Does she have relatives back home who will take her in? Or will she need to be adopted?