Colombia plane crash: Four children found alive in Amazon after 40 days missing
By Aoife Walsh
Four children have been found alive more than a month after a plane crash in Colombia' Amazon rainforest, the country's President Gustavo Petro said.
The siblings, aged from between one to 13 years, were on board the plane with their mother, a pilot and a co-pilot when it crashed on 1 May.
Their mother and the other adults on board the plane died in the crash.
Mr Petro said finding the children alive after weeks of searching was "a joy for the whole country".
He called it a "magical day", adding: "They were alone, they themselves achieved an example of total survival, which will remain in history.
"These children are today the children of peace and the children of Colombia."
Mr Petro shared a photograph of several members of the military and Indigenous community tending to the siblings, who had been missing for 40 days.