Quake boy, eight, living in poverty

An eight-year-old boy whose rescue from earthquake rubble in Haiti became an iconic image of the disaster is living in poverty, it was reported today.

By Mark Bulstrode, Press Association

An eight-year-old boy whose rescue from earthquake rubble in Haiti became an iconic image of the disaster is living in poverty, it was reported today.

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.

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

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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.”