Saturday, June 10, 2023

They're Alive! Plane crash children found after 40 days in jungle

From The Washington Post, June 9:

Updated June 10, 2023 at 2:24 a.m. EDT|Published June 9, 2023 at 8:38 p.m. EDT

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Four young children who went missing last month when their plane crashed in the Amazon rainforest were found alive Friday, Colombia’s minister of defense told The Washington Post.

“A joy for the whole country!” Colombian President Gustavo Petro tweeted Friday evening with a photo of the four siblings being treated by emergency responders in jungle camouflage.

The children, ages 13, 9, 4 and 1, survived in the jungle for 40 days. Their mother and two others died in the crash.

“They were alone. They themselves achieved an example of total survival. It will remain in history, so those children are today the children of peace and the children of Colombia,” Petro told local media....



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