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Five-year-old boy rescued after three days trapped under rubble of quake-hit building

After three days of being trapped in rubble following an earthquake that killed 310 Indonesians, a five-year-old boy was rescued.

According to local media reports, the child was found in a small crack in the rubble, which prevented him from being crushed.

It is believed that his grandmother and mother were killed in the earthquake on 21 November.

Image Three days were spent under rubble

Video footage captures the moment Azka was pulled from the rubble by firefighters and rescue workers.


The death toll from West Java’s 5.6 magnitude earthquake that struck the Cianjur region has now risen to 310.

Lt. Gen Suharyanto is the head of the National Disaster Management Agency. He said that around 40 people remain missing.

Image Search for victims at the spot where an earthquake-triggered landslide occurred in Cianjur

Over 1,000 people were hurt and 58,000 were displaced from the mountainous area.

Learn more about Earthquakes

Indonesia is located in the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, an active seismic zone that sees many of the world’s earthquakes.

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake in February 2011 killed at least 25 and injured more than 600 people in West Sumatra province. Tremors were felt in Singapore and Malaysia.

After a major earthquake of similar magnitude, West Sulawesi saw at least 105 deaths and almost 6,500 injuries in January 2021.


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