Two days after the earthquake in Indonesia, a six-year-old child has been pulled out alive from under the rubble.
According to the French news agency, the dramatic rescue operation, which was caught on camera, took place on Wednesday evening, raising hopes that others trapped in the wreckage could be rescued alive.
The rescue of a child buried under the rubble without food or water is being called a miracle.
It should be noted that at least 271 people were killed by the earthquake that hit the town of Cianjur in West Java, Indonesia on Monday.
Jackson, a local volunteer, told the French news agency today that when we realized that 6-year-old Zaka was alive, everyone there, including me, cried.
“It was a very emotional scene and it felt like a miracle to us,” volunteer Jackson said. In the video, rescue workers can be seen pulling Azka from the wreckage of the destroyed house in Cianjur.
In this video released by the Bogor district administration, rescue workers wearing a blue shirt pulled the child out through a hole and the rescue workers carried the child in both hands.
After the rescue, the policeman also gave juice to the child, who seemed content, said local volunteer Jackson, who found the body of the child’s mother in the rubble two hours after the rescue operation.
He further said that the child was present next to his grandmother’s body. “The child was pressed in a narrow place where it was dark and the passage of fresh air was difficult.”
Rescue sources said that we had no hope that he would be alive even after 48 hours. If we had known, we would have tried to pull him out the night before.
According to Jackson, a local volunteer, since he started working as a volunteer, he has not seen such an event, so how can he not be emotional on such an occasion.
Officials say that one of the reasons for the large number of children being killed is that many children were at school or in their homes at that time.
It should be noted that the authorities have warned that rescue workers are facing difficulties due to rain and possible aftershocks.
According to the National Disaster Management Agency, today despite the rain, its 6,000 personnel are working to find people and rescue operations.