Sole survivor of Libyan plane crash told his parents and brother were killed

May 18, 2010 at 10:50 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
clipped from www.telegraph.co.uk

Sole survivor of Libyan plane crash told his parents and brother were killed

Ruben van Assouw, the nine-year-old Dutch boy who was the sole survivor of a plane crash in Libya, has been told his parents and brother were killed, his famly has said.

Dutch child Ruben van Assouw
Dutch child Ruben van Assouw was the only survivor from the Libyan plane crash that killed 103 people

“We have explained to Ruben exactly what happened,” said a statement from the boy’s aunt and uncle read out to media in Tripoli. “He knows that his parents and his brother are dead.”

The statement said the boy was doing well under the circumstances and had seen the flowers and messages of support sent to him.

The boy, from the southern city of Tilburg, is recovering in a Tripoli hospital after surgery on his smashed legs.

Dutch officials also confirmed he will return home on Saturday, accompanied by his aunt and uncle.

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