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Young survivor recalls terror and tragedy

The nephew of a Kapolei woman holds onto a tank during flooding

By Leila Fujimori

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 20, 2013

~~<p>A 14-year-old Typhoon Hai&shy;yan survivor, whose seven family members died after water quickly flooded their first-floor motel room in the Philippines, said he held onto a water tank for about an hour before he was rescued.</p>
<p>Jason Lanorias, whose grandparents and aunt and uncle Maribel and Paul Barton live together in Kapo&shy;lei, told the Hono&shy;lulu Star-Advertiser by phone via Skype from Cebu of the harrowing ordeal, including searching for his mother, two sisters, aunt and three little cousins.</p>
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A 14-year-old Typhoon Hai­yan survivor, whose seven family members died after water quickly flooded their first-floor motel room in the Philippines, said he held onto a water tank for about an hour before he was rescued.

Jason Lanorias, whose grandparents and aunt and uncle Maribel and Paul Barton live together in Kapo­lei, told the Hono­lulu Star-Advertiser by phone via Skype from Cebu of the harrowing ordeal, including searching for his mother, two sisters, aunt and three little cousins. Login for more...



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