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Baby rescued in Philippines after spending sixty hours beneath rubble

A three-year-old girl was saved from a landslide in the south of the Philippines after being trapped for sixty hours.

Rescuers had stopped thinking they would find more people alive, but then they were amazed to rescue the child on Friday. They called it a miracle.

A big mass of earth and rocks fell down near a village where people mine for gold in the Davao de Oro province in Mindanao on Tuesday.

Authorities report that 28 people have passed away and around 77 are still unaccounted for.

Pictures and a video on the Philippine Red Cross Facebook page show rescue workers taking the girl, who is wrapped in a blanket and connected to an oxygen tank, to a hospital in Mawab municipality.

Edward Macapili, who works for the disaster agency in Davao de Oro province, said it was a miracle. He also said that the searchers thought the people who were missing were most likely not alive.

He said to AFP: “That makes the rescuers feel hopeful. ” Children are not as strong as adults, but this child still made it through.

Randy Loy, who is in charge of handling disasters in Davao de Oro province, said at a press meeting, “We still want to rescue more people even though it has been four days. ”

However, he cautioned that they cannot promise to survive after 48 hours.

The landslide happened on Tuesday night and destroyed houses. It also covered three buses and a type of minibus that were waiting to pick up workers from the gold mine.

Landslides happen a lot in the Philippines because of the mountains, lots of rain, and cutting down trees for mining and logging.

Continuous heavy rain in Mindanao has caused landslides and flooding, leading to many people seeking shelter.

Rescuers had to stop their work when a 5. 9 earthquake happened on Saturday.

The Philippine Star says that no one has been killed or hurt in the earthquake.

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