He was pulled alive from under the rubble after two days A touching video of the child prodigy
Two days after the incident An earthquake that killed at least 271 people In Indonesia, the country’s aid workers managed to pull out a child from under the rubble that had been stuck there since Monday.
“When we realized that 6-year-old Azka was still alive, everyone broke down in tears, and so did I,” volunteer Jexen Colepo told Agence France Presse, noting that what was happening was a “miracle” be.
A video clip showed Azka’s rescue operation Wednesday night from the rubble caused by an earthquake that struck near the Cianjur region west of the Indonesian island of Java on Monday.
In the videotape released by Bogor region authorities in West Java, the rescue element appeared smiling while carrying the boy while another element ran behind them to hold the child’s hand, then appeared to be drinking a liquid while the rescue element caressed his hair.
next to his grandmother’s body
Colepo indicated that the child was present next to his grandmother’s body and he escaped death thanks to a wall that withstood the earthquake and prevented another wall from collapsing on top of him, according to local media.
He also explained that “the child was on the left side of the house on one of the beds. It was protected by a cushion and four inches from a concrete wall,” adding that the space was “narrow, dark, and very hot, and the opening didn’t let much air in.”
He continued, “We didn’t expect him to be alive after 48 hours or we would have made an extra effort to find him the night before.”
A woman cries after her house collapses in an earthquake that struck Indonesia’s West Java province – Reuters
Notably, the latest toll announced by authorities on Wednesday night killed 271 people, left 40 missing and injured more than 2,000 others.
The earthquake measured 5.6 degrees and hit West Java province, the most populous of this archipelago in Southeast Asia, on Monday.
Victims died in building collapses and landslides caused by the earthquakes.
This is the largest number of earthquakes in Indonesia since 2018.
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