Indonesia: Five-year-old boy rescued after three days trapped under rubble of quake-hit building | World News

A 5-year-old boy who was trapped for three days under rubble after an earthquake killed more than 270 people in Indonesia has been rescued.

The child, named Azka by local media, is believed to have been discovered inside a small gap in the rubble that kept him from being crushed.

His mother and grandmother are believed to have died when the building collapsed in 11/21 earthquake.

The moment Azka was pulled out of the rubble
The boy was trapped for three days under the rubble

The video shows the moment rescuers and firefighters pull Azka out of the rubble.

The death toll from the 5.6 magnitude earthquake that hit the Cianjur region in West Java province has risen to 271.

The head of the National Disaster Management Authority, Lt Gen Suharyanto, said about 40 people were still missing.

Rescuers search for victims at the site of an earthquake landslide in Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia, Friday, November 25, 2022. Monday's earthquake killed hundreds of people. , including many children and thousands of people were injured.  (AP photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
Rescuers search for victims at the site of a landslide caused by an earthquake in Cianjur

More than 1,000 people were injured and 58,000 people evacuated in the mountains.

Indonesia lies on the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire”, an area of ​​high seismic activity where different tectonic plates on the earth’s crust meet and create many of the world’s earthquakes.

In February, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake killing at least 25 people and injuring more than 460 in West Sumatra province. The tremors were felt as far away as Malaysia and Singapore.

In January 2021, at least 105 people died and nearly 6,500 were injured in West Sulawesi province after a large earthquake of similar magnitude.


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