Quake marvel Kiki, aged 8, stayed alive "thanks to God"

Earthquake miracle boy Kiki, whose joyous rescue made headlines and pictures around the world, today said “God helped me".

By Mark Bulstrode, Press Association and nigel.pickover@eveningstar.co.uk

Earthquake miracle boy Kiki, whose joyous rescue made headlines and pictures around the world, today said “God helped me.”

The picture of Kiki being rescued from earthquake rubble in Haiti has become an iconic image of the disaster and more than 60,000 people viewed the picture on The Evening Star's website.

Kiki Joachin smiled with delight with his arms outstretched as he was pulled out of the wreckage of crumbled buildings in Port-au-Prince.

Today it emerged he was rescued with his 10-year-old sister, Sabrina.

But tragically their younger brother did not survive and died in the rubble.

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The family, living in abject poverty, were tracked down by Sky News reporters living in a shanty town in the country's capital.

Kiki told the broadcaster he felt “happy” to be rescued and said he cried when he was reunited with his parents.

Asked how he managed to survive without food and water, he said: “God helped me.”

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