The eldest of the children lost in the forest is 13 years old and the youngest is only 11 months old. Over a hundred soldiers with tracking dogs were searching the foursome.
In Colombia, four missing children have been found alive in the middle of the Amazon rainforest after a devastating plane crash more than two weeks ago.
The country’s President, Gustavo Petro, told about the discovery of four belonging to the indigenous population. on Twitter,
Three adults died in the accident on 1 May.
Rescue workers believed that the children aboard the plane were lost in the woods after the crash. The eldest of the children is 13 years old and the youngest is only 11 months old. The other two are nine and four.
The Colombian president described the search for the children as difficult in a tweet published on Finnish time on Thursday. Over a hundred soldiers with tracking dogs were searching for the children.
On Wednesday, the country’s armed forces said the search had been intensified after rescuers found a makeshift shelter made of sticks and branches. This led them to believe that someone had survived the crash.
Photos published by the armed forces showed that there were also scissors and a hair clip on the ground. Earlier, a child’s drinking bottle and half-eaten fruit were found in the forest.
During Monday and Tuesday, troops found the bodies of the pilot and two adults. Among the dead passengers was the mother of another child. The family belongs to the Huetoto tribe.
His plane was on its way to San José del Guaviare, one of the most important cities on the Colombian side of the Amazon rainforest.
The search was hampered, among other things, by wild animals, heavy rain and huge trees up to 40 meters high.
The searchers were assisted by three helicopters, one of which carried a recorded message from the air by the children’s grandmother.
In his message in the Huetto language, he told the children to stop moving.
Officials have not speculated on what caused the plane to go down.
According to Colombia’s disaster agency, minutes before the plane disappeared from radar, the pilot reported engine trouble.
Air travel is common in the region, as roads are few and river travel is difficult.