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Earthquake saviours.

IT is refreshing to hear of the rescue efforts undertaken by Huddersfield people in Haiti. The terrifying earthquake of last month has proved to be one of the world's worst natural disasters for years. But two Huddersfield men were more than willing volunteers to travel to the Caribbean to help out in any way they can.

Amjid Mohammed and Craig Wood flew out to Haiti as part of the rescue team put together by the charity Medical Emergency Relief International. Both knew the hardships and the traumas, both physical and mental, they would face. Both volunteered without hesitation.

Now they are back home and admitted the scenes they encountered in Haiti were grim.

The two men are no strangers to such horrors; both had volunteered to work in Pakistan when an earthquake struck there in 2005.

The work they have done with critically-injured victims of the Haiti quake will mean that the astronomic death toll of 212,000 people will not rise any higher. The local people, indeed the world, should be grateful.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Feb 8, 2010
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