Nepalese Baby Miraculously Rescued From Rubble After Quake

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Jessica Renae Buxbaum
One image is inspiring hope amid a sea of disaster in the aftermath of Nepal’s earthquake.

Baby boy rescued from Nepal earthquake rubbleA four-month-old baby in Nepal miraculously survived the 7.8 magnitude earthquake after being buried under a collapsed building for 22 hours, Kathmandu Today reports.

Images show the infant, Sonit Awal, pulled from the rubble by armed forces and covered in dust.

Baby rescued from Nepal earthquake

Rescuers were called in by the boy’s family on Saturday, but were unable to reach him and abandoned the effort. Awal’s father continued to hear him cry and urged rescuers to pull him from the rubble again. The rescue team returned Sunday morning and successfully pulled him out at 10 am. Awal was taken Bhaktapur Hospital and cleared of all injuries.

Baby pulled from Nepal earthquake rubble after 22 hours

The death toll has reached over 5,000 with Nepal Prime Minister, Sushil Koiralathe, warning 10,000 may be dead. In the wake of this severe tragedy, it is positive images like these that prove Nepal’s collaborative efforts to help one another are not far-fetched.

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