Four children missing for six weeks after their plane crashed in the Amazon jungle have been ‘found alive’

Four children missing for six weeks after their plane crashed in the Amazon jungle have been ‘found alive’

Four tribal children missing for more than a month after a plane crash in the Colombian Amazon jungle have reportedly been found alive.

The brothers, aged one, four, nine and 13, were traveling in a light aircraft on May 1 when the plane is believed to have broken down.

The children’s mother, Magdalena Mucutui Valencia, died in the crash, as did the pilot and an indigenous leader.

When the wreckage of the plane was recovered by the Colombian military, there was no evidence the youths had caught fire A massive search operation in the southeast of the country to find her.

Now the children have been found alive, according to military sources quoted by the Colombian press.

Four tribal children missing for more than a month after a plane crash in the Colombian Amazon jungle have reportedly been found alive

Four tribal children missing for more than a month after a plane crash in the Colombian Amazon jungle have reportedly been found alive

The brothers, aged one, four, nine and 13, were traveling in a light aircraft on May 1 when the plane is believed to have broken down

The brothers, aged one, four, nine and 13, were traveling in a light aircraft on May 1 when the plane is believed to have broken down

Armed Forces sources allegedly confirmed this to the news site EL TIEMPO that the children lost since May Day survived.

Satellite images previously showed the route taken by the children from the plane wreckage, and rescuers found some of their belongings – a pair of shoes and a diaper – as well as temporary shelter and a half-eaten piece of fruit.

This comes after the Colombian president came under fire when he tweeted that the children had been found but later deleted the message and said the information could not be confirmed.

Leaders of the Huitoto indigenous group expressed hope that the children’s knowledge of fruit and their survival skills in the jungle would increase their chances of being found alive.

Janice Dean

Janice Dean is a WSTPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Janice Dean joined WSTPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: janicedean@wstpost.com.

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