A five-year-old boy who spent three days trapped in rubble after an earthquake that killed 310 people in Indonesia has been rescued.

The child, who was named Azka in local media, was reportedly discovered inside a small space in the rubble that saved him from being crushed.

His mother and grandmother were reportedly killed when the building collapsed in the earthquake on November 21.

The boy spent three days stuck under the rubble

Video footage shows the moment rescuers and firefighters pulled Azka from the rubble.

The death toll from the 5.6-magnitude quake that hit Cianjur region in West Java province has risen to 310.

The head of the National Disaster Management Agency, Lieutenant General Suharyanto, said around 40 people were still missing.

Rescue workers search for victims at the site where an earthquake-triggered landslide struck in Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. Monday's earthquake killed hundreds of people, many of them children, and injured thousands of people.  (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
Rescuers search for victims at the site where an earthquake-triggered landslide hit in Cianjur

More than 1,000 people were injured and 58,000 displaced in the mountainous region.

Indonesia straddles the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire”, a very seismically active zone where different plates of the earth’s crust meet and create many earthquakes around the world.

In February, a earthquake of magnitude 6.2 killed at least 25 people and injured more than 460 in West Sumatra province. Tremors were felt as far away as Malaysia and Singapore.

In January 2021, at least 105 people died and nearly 6,500 were injured in West Sulawesi province following a major earthquake of similar magnitude.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *