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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

CNN Airs Live Rescue Attempt Of 11-Year-Old Girl Trapped Under Rubble (VIDEO)

***UPDATE 1/15 2:08 PM ET*** The little girl was rescued, although her leg remains badly injured.


CNN reporter Ivan Watson aired this emotional report live on CNN today from Port-Au-Prince of a group of men desperately trying to dig an 11-year-old girl out from underneath a large pile of rubble.

Occasionally you could faintly hear the girl's voice over the men. The men slipped a hose through the cracks in the rubble to give her a drink of water. Watson reported:

She's crying. She's in a lot of pain right now and she's terribly scared. This little girl - it's kind of heartbreaking to hear this - because she's pinned there. The right leg is underneath the concrete. Her hands are free and her leg is free and she's talking to us. They only discovered her today. They're thinking about trying to cut her leg. They don't know what to do right now.

Watson speaks French and was able to translate some of her cries: "She's calling out for her father. When they cut with the saw, she doesn't like it at all. It hurts a lot."

Halfway through the report there's a disturbance but it turns out the men just pulled out part of a dead body that was near the girl. At the end of the video the girl is still pinned underneath the rubble. The report is riveting and difficult to watch at the same time.


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