A six-year-old boy is pulled from the rubble in Cianjur, West Java, on November 23, 2022, after a magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck Indonesia.  (AFP).
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Rescue teams managed to get a six-year-old boy out alive, trapped for two days in the rubble left by a strong earthquake in Indonesia which killed 271 people.

The “miraculous” rescue was captured on camera on Wednesday night and revived hopes of finding survivors among the ruins caused by the tremor that devastated the city of cianjurin West Java.

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“Once we found out that Azka was alive, everyone burst into tears, including me.”Jeksen, a 28-year-old local volunteer, told AFP on Thursday.

“It was very emotional, it was experienced as a miracle.”

The video of the rescue, released by the Bogor district administration in West Java, shows rescuers pulling Azka out of a destroyed house in Cugenang district, the hardest hit in the city.

The man who rescued him from a hole in the rubble hugged the boy with both armswhile another lifeguard in an orange protective suit ran after him holding the boy’s hand.

A six-year-old boy is pulled from the rubble in Cianjur, West Java, on November 23, 2022, after a magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck Indonesia. (AFP).

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After Azka is seen calmly having a drink in the arms of a soldierwith an emergency worker stroking her hair.

His mother’s body had been found lifeless hours beforea volunteer told AFP on Thursday.

Also, next to the little one, they found the corpse of his grandmotherJeksen said.

The boy was saved thanks to a wall that supported another collapsed wall and prevented it from falling on him, local media reported.

“He was found on the left side of the house, on the bed. He was protected by a pillow and there was a gap of 10 centimeters between him and the concrete wall”, Jeksen explained.

“It was such a narrow space, it was dark, it was hot and there was not enough space to breathe”he added.

“In all these years since I became a volunteer, I have never seen anything like it. How can you not cry?”

Two students walk past their collapsed Islamic boarding school due to the earthquake in Cianjur, Indonesia, on November 23, 2022. (EFE/EPA/ADI WEDA).

Two students walk past their collapsed Islamic boarding school due to the earthquake in Cianjur, Indonesia, on November 23, 2022. (EFE/EPA/ADI WEDA).

Many of the quake victims were children trapped in their schools or in their homes, authorities said.

But time is running out to find more people alive and rescue efforts are hampered by heavy rain and the threat of deadly aftershocks.

“Today we have deployed 6,000 people for the search and rescue operation. It’s raining but we’re still looking,” said the head of the national disaster management agency, Suharyanto, who goes by just one name like many Indonesians.

“Please pray for us so that the 40 missing people can be found,” he said.

A student holds books in front of his Islamic boarding school that collapsed due to the earthquake in Cianjur, Indonesia, on November 23, 2022. (EFE/EPA/ADI WEDA).

A student holds books in front of his Islamic boarding school that collapsed due to the earthquake in Cianjur, Indonesia, on November 23, 2022. (EFE/EPA/ADI WEDA).

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