Ruben van Assouw

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Young Crash Survivor Returns to Netherlands

Extended family will care for 9-year-old Dutch boy

(Newser) - The 9-year-old Dutch boy who miraculously survived a plane crash in Libya returned to the Netherlands aboard an airborne ambulance today and was whisked away to a hospital in his hometown, where he must begin to rebuild his life without his parents or brother. Ruben van Assouw, the sole survivor,...

Libya Plane Crash Survivor Gets OK to Leave Hospital

Assouw told about his parents, brother

(Newser) - The sole survivor of the plane crash that killed 103 people Wednesday will leave a Tripoli hospital tomorrow. Relatives have broken the news to 9-year-old Ruben van Assouw that his parents and older brother died in the crash, ABC News reports. "Under the circumstances Ruben is doing well,"...

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,...

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