A six-year-old boy has been pulled from the rubble following an earthquake in Indonesia after spending two days trapped without food or water.
Yesterday’s rescue revived hopes that survivors could still be found days after the tremor that hit the West Java town of Cianjur on Monday, killing at least 271 people.
“Once we realised Azka was alive everybody broke into tears, including me,” said Jeksen, 28, a local volunteer. “It was very moving, it felt like a miracle.”
Video released by the administration of West Java’s Bogor district showed rescue workers pulling the boy free from a destroyed home in Cugenang, Cianjur’s worst-hit district.
Azka — who like many Indonesians goes by one name — was found next to his dead grandmother, Jeksen. His