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Four children have been rescued alive 40 days after the plane crashed into the bush


President announced Colombian Gustavo Pedro In a tweet on Twitter, a small plane carrying four children was found alive forty days after it crashed in the country’s forests.

“Forty days ago the missing children were found alive,” the Colombian president wrote in his tweet, which was linked to a picture of soldiers and tribesmen who participated in the search and recovery operations.

The eldest of the four brothers is 13 years old and the youngest.

“Yes, they have been found,” the children’s grandfather, Fidencio Valencia, told AFP, “Henry Gueiro, a member of the Araraguara tribe, found them and was looking for them from the beginning.”

The children are descendants of the Vetoto tribe and have been missing in the bush since the Cessna 206 carrying them, their mother, cousin and pilot crashed on May 1.

Three adults were killed and their bodies were found at the scene. Colombia’s defense ministry said military ambulance crews “immediately attended to four children” who were found five kilometers west of the crash site, according to the military.

Leslie, 13, Solini, nine, Tian Noriel, four, and Christine, one, were airlifted from the jungle on Friday evening to the city of San Jose del Guerrier (285 km southeast of Bogotá). Ministry.

They will be airlifted back to Bogotá and admitted to a military hospital.

“They are weak and should undergo a medical examination,” President Pedro told reporters.

More than 100 soldiers with sniffer dogs and dozens of indigenous people have been searching for the children between Guaria and Caqueta provinces after their plane’s wreckage was found amid thick vegetation.

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On May 17, it was announced that they had been found, before the Colombian president denied the news.

France 24/AFP

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