Nepal earthquake: Four-month-old baby is rescued after 22 hours trapped under … – The Independent
The Nepalese newspaper Kathmandu Today published images of the dust-covered baby boy as he was pulled to safety by members of the army assisting the on-going search and rescue effort.
Soldiers initially missed the child as they searched through the wreckage for survivors. He was only found when they heard a faint cry from beneath the ruins of the building, leading them to check the entire area again.
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A four-month-old baby boy rescued underneath rubble at least 22 hours after the earthquake struck in Nepal. pic.twitter.com/52l22y7nJE
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The child, named by CNN as Sonit Awal, is reportedly in a stable condition in hospital and escaped the ordeal without any serious injuries.
The condition and whereabouts of his parents are unknown.
News of his rescue has been hailed as a “miracle” by many across social media. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed 5,000 people and over 6,500 were injured. Officials fear this death toll could double to 10,000.