|Published:||May 13, 2010 10:53 AM EDT|
|Updated:||May 13, 2010 10:53 AM EDT|
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Doctors say the Dutch boy who miraculously
survived a plane crash that killed 103 people in the Libyan capital
is in satisfactory condition after surgery on his shattered legs.
Dr. Hameeda al-Saheli, the head of the pediatric unit at the
Libyan hospital where the boy was treated, said Thursday that he is
breathing normally and his vital organs are intact.
The official Libyan news agency has identified the survivor as
10-year-old Ruben van Ashout.
But a Dutch newspaper said the boy is in all likelihood
9-year-old Ruben van Assouw. His grandmother, An van de Sande, told
the newspaper that Ruben was in South Africa with his brother and
The Afriqiyah Airways plane crashed Wednesday as it approached
the runway at the Tripoli airport.