During a Colombia plane crush, four children have been found alive in Amazon after 40 days
Gustavo Petro, the Colombia president said the rescue of these children is a joy for the whole country”.
The children’s mother and two pilots were killed when their light aircraft crashed in the jungle on 1st May.
The missing children became the focus of a huge rescue operation involving dozens of soldiers and local people.
“Finding the group was a magical day, they were alone, they themselves achieved an example of total survival which will remain in history.” Gustavo added.
The children belong to the Huitoto indigenous group. Mr Petro shared a photograph of several members of the military and Indigenous community caring for the siblings, who had been missing for 40 days.
One of the rescuers held a bottle up to the mouth of the smallest child, while another fed one of the other children from a mug with a spoon.
A video shared by Colombia’s ministry of defence showed the children being air-lifted into a helicopter in the dark above the tall trees of the jungle. They have been flown to the nation’s capital Bogota, where ambulances have taken them to hospital for further medical treatment.
The children’s grandmother, Fatima Valencia, said after their rescue: “I am very grateful, and to mother earth as well, that they were set free.”
She said the eldest of the four siblings was used to looking after the other three when their mother was at work, and that this helped them survive in the jungle.
Here at uncovered news, let’s take this pleasure to thank the president of Colombia,Gustavo for showing a great and good gesture to the county.
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