Kathmandu: A 4-month-old baby was rescued from a destroyed building in the town of Bhaktapur at least 22 hours after the quake struck, reported a newspaper in Kathmandu. A Nepali military team had failed to notice the child during its search but returned after his cry was heard, the newspaper said.
The little boy, whose name is Sonit Awal, was reported to be in stable condition without any internal injuries, according to initial examinations. Although an Indian media hasn’t independently confirmed Sonit’s rescue, but the newspaper published photos showing the dust-caked infant being lifted by Nepali soldiers in the ruined structure.
The infant’s story of survival isn’t the only one to emerge from the terrible destruction wrought by the quake, which has killed more than 5,000 people.