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Baby Pulled From Nepal Earthquake Rubble by Nobody: 9:22am On Apr 30, 2015
A photo of a baby boy being pulled from the
rubble of the Nepal earthquake has become the
defining image of a disaster that has devastated
the country.
His tiny face is coated in dust from the debris
that crashed around him as the earth shook on
Saturday, April 25, killing more than 5,000
people and injuring at least twice as many
His name is Sonit Awal, and he's just four
months old.
On Saturday, Sonit was at home in Muldhoka,
Bhaktapur, east of the capital Kathmandu, when
the 7.8-magnitude quake sent tremors through
Nepal and neighboring countries, according to
Kathmandu Today.
The house collapsed, burying the child, leaving
his father Shyam Awal frantically searching for
him amid the rubble.
A desperate Awal called the Nepalese Army,
and they too scrambled through the dirt and
debris until midnight, before giving up hope and
Sonit's father had lost all hope of finding his son
alive, the paper reported, until he heard faint
cries from below.
On Sunday morning, the soldiers returned and
at 10 a.m they lifted Sonit clear of the fallen
rocks, beams, bricks and dust that had trapped
him for 22 hours.
His rescuers held him high in their hands to the
sun, though his eyes were still wedged tightly
Sonit's face was exposed during the whole
ordeal, though a hooded top and shawl
protected his head and body during the cold
night spent under rubble.
The baby was taken to Bhaktapur Hospital and
found to be uninjured;
His unlikely rescue provides some hope to a
country that has experienced so much loss.


Re: Baby Pulled From Nepal Earthquake Rubble by loomer: 9:25am On Apr 30, 2015
Joy of a father, u shall grow up to do great things

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