On the island of Mindanao in the southern part of the Philippines, a 3-year-old girl miraculously survived after being buried under the rubble of a landslide for 60 hours.
She was among dozens of people who went missing. Currently, the total number of dead has increased to 27, writes The Guardian.
Rescuers found the child after a long search. They dismantled the rubble with shovels and bare hands.
“This is a miracle. This gives hope to rescuers. A child’s stamina is usually less than an adult’s, but she survived“, said Edward Makapili, a representative of the emergency situation agency.
|Photo: Red Cross
According to him, at that time the rescuers believed that all the missing persons were probably already dead. However, the rescued child had no visible injuries. The girl was taken to a medical institution.
The Philippine Red Cross posted photos online of its workers carrying a child to the hospital. She is wrapped in a blanket and connected to an oxygen tank.
The landslide, which occurred on Tuesday evening, destroyed houses and engulfed three buses and a jeep that were supposed to take workers from the gold mines.
Due to the mountainous terrain, heavy rainfall and massive deforestation as a result of mining, landslides are a frequent occurrence on the islands of the archipelago.
Rains have intensified in some parts of Mindanao over the past few weeks. It caused dozens of landslides and floods, forcing thousands of people to seek shelter.
We will remind, in Japan, a 90-year-old woman was pulled alive from under the rubble of a two-story building five days after the devastating earthquake.
Read also: How to act during an earthquake: advice from the State Emergency Service