1. Plane Crashes

    Miracle Survivor’s Harrowing Tale

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    “She couldn’t feel anything.” Those were the words the father of the lone survivor of the Yemeni plane crash used to describe the 13 hours his daughter spent in the cold waters of the Indian Ocean. The 14-year-old Baya Baraki Marseilles managed to survive the crash of Yemenia Airways Flight 626 by clinging to the wreckage. When rescued, Baraki was too weak to grab hold of the lift ring thrown to her. No other passengers or members of the crew have been found alive. The flight originated in Paris on Wednesday and switched planes in Sana, Yemen. Protesters today formed a human chain in front of the Yemenia check out counter at Charles de Gaulle airport in the French capital. Marseilles is said to be conscious and “doing well.”

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