Afriqayah crash

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Crash Survivor Doesn't Know He's an Orphan

But his aunt and uncle have arrived

(Newser) - Details continue to emerge on the ill-fated passengers on the Afrqiyah Airlines flight that crashed in Tripoli—including the heartbreaking detail that the lone survivor, 9-year-old Ruben van Assouw, has not yet been told that his parents and brother died in the crash. Also among the dead is Bree O'Mara,... More »

Young Plane Crash Survivor a 'Miracle'

Youth is undergoing surgery in a Libyan hospital

(Newser) - The young—and sole—survivor of today's plane crash in Libya is undergoing surgery for broken bones at a hospital in Tripoli. The youth is believed to be a 10-year-old Dutch boy, but authorities have yet to confirm that or his identity. The other 103 people aboard were killed when... More »

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