Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sole survivor of Vietnam plane crash which killed 29 people tells how she clung to life in the jungle for a WEEK with fractured hips, gangrene and bone sticking out of her shin

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The 31-year-old had fractured hips, a broken jaw and gangrene. After being rescued she was taken to a hospital in Singapore, where she is pictured recovering (above) 

The only survivor of a plane crash in Vietnam which killed 29 people has relived in harrowing detail how she clung to life for a week in the jungle before being rescued.

Dutch native Annette Herfkens was travelling with her fiancé on board Vietnam Airlines Flight 474 on November 14, 1992, when it crashed into a mountain. 

The then 31-year-old survived alone for a week before being rescued by local police. 

Now 55, Herfkens has revealed how she drank rainwater from sponges to stay alive and refused to look at her fiancé's corpse while waiting to be rescued.

'Everything hurt and I couldn't move,' she told The New York Post, recalling the moment she awoke around four hours after the crash to find her partner dead, still in his seat, with a 'sweet little smile on his lips'. 

'Shock must have set in because I don't remember crawling out of the plane. 

More @ Mail

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