Amazon plane crash, Colombian brothers and sisters all alive after 40 days

Four indigenous Colombian children who went missing in the Amazon in a plane crash last month have been found safe after 40 days.

On the 1st of last month, a light plane ‘Cessna 206’ carrying three adults and four children, including the pilot, crashed in the middle of the Amazon jungle due to engine failure.

The three adults were found dead in the accident.

However, all the children on board were missing. The missing children are siblings, the eldest aged 13 and the youngest aged 11 months.

The Colombian government used helicopters, large-scale troops, and detection dogs to search the forest near the crash site, but could not confirm their location.

As of the 10th, the children were safely transported to Bogota, the capital of Colombia, and are known to show no symptoms other than malnutrition.

Colombian military authorities released photos of rescue workers tending to the children.

President Gustavo Petro welcomed the news of the rescue as “the joy of the whole country” and emphasized that “these children will go down in history as examples of survival and as the children of Colombia.”

VOA news


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