Children found alive after plane crash in Colombia’s Amazon jungle

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    Four children who survived a plane crash in Colombia’s Amazon jungle have been found alive after spending weeks fending for themselves. Colombia’s president expressed joy at the rescue of the siblings, aged 13, nine, four, and one, and called it a cause for celebration in the entire country. Tragically, the children’s mother and two pilots died in the plane crash on 1 May. The search for the missing children involved a large-scale operation with the participation of soldiers and local residents. President Gustavo Petro described their discovery as a “magical day” and praised their remarkable survival skills, stating that they would go down in history as an example of resilience. The children, now in the care of military personnel and members of the Indigenous community, were airlifted by helicopter to safety. They are currently receiving medical attention in Bogota, the nation’s capital. The indigenous heritage of the children, who belong to the Huitoto group, likely contributed to their survival in the challenging jungle environment.