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Baby pulled from rubble 24 hours after Nepal earthquake

Photos have emerged showing the infant being rescued by Nepalese military officers.

UUUU Source: Press Association

A FOUR-MONTH-OLD baby was pulled out alive by rescue workers from the rubble of a collapsed building in Bhaktapur town, at least 22 hours after the devastating temblor that struck Nepal.

Rescue workers and soldiers initially missed the baby as they searched through the debris desperately for survivors of the quake, Kathmandu Today newspaper reported today.

Amid the tonnes of debris a baby cried out in a faint voice, prompting the rescuers to check the entire area again.

Nepal earthquake Source: Amul Thapa

The rescuers then carefully removed the rubble only to find the dust-covered baby boy under the debris.

The little boy – identified as Sonit Awal – was reported to be in stable condition without any internal injuries, the paper said.

Nepal earthquake Source: Amul Thapa

The baby, in mud-stained clothes, was rushed to hospital. He is believed to be doing well.

Yesterday, rescuers pulled a 15-year-old boy and a 20-year-old girl from ruins. 

Rescuers are working tirelessly to save the thousands of people impacted by the devastating earthquake.

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