A 14-YEAR-OLD girl was plucked from stormy seas off the Comoros islands yesterday, several hours after a Yemenia Airways plane crashed with 153 people on board.
Officials held out little hope of finding any other survivors.
Abdillah Mougni, secretary-general of the ministry of transport in Moroni, capital of the Comoros republic, said the girl was the survivor, not a five-year-old boy as initially reported.
The teenager, described as a "miracle" child, was unconscious when she was found by a Comoran patrol boat bobbing in the water in a safety vest.
She was resuscitated and taken to hospital, Mougni said.
The bodies of four unidentified victims had been recovered so far by rescue teams, he said.