Haiti quake baby flown to Britain for treatment

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A three-month-old girl plucked from rubble after the earthquake in Haiti was being treated at a British hospital today after being flown here for life-saving brain surgery.





Landina Seignon suffered head injuries, had an arm amputated and was left orphaned after the hospital where she was being treated for a burn collapsed.



Charity workers won permission to take her to London for treatment amid fears she only had days to live.



A spokesman for charity Facing the World said: "The Facing the World medical team will treat Landina at both Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London where she will receive the high level of care and experience that she needs.



"As always the surgical team are donating their services. Without everyone involved, Landina would not be here."



She landed at Gatwick and was reportedly taken to London's Great Ormond Street yesterday. She needs at least two operations, including one to reconstruct her shattered skull.



The charity said it took nearly a week get paperwork to allow her to leave the devastated capital Port-au-Prince.



The magnitude 7.0 quake which struck in mid-January has killed more than 200,000 people and left more than one million people in need of aid.

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