Miracle in Indonesia! 31 children were found alive one week after the earthquake struck the island

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The minors were buried under two schools on the Island of Celebes.

Miracle in Indonesia! 31 children were found alive one week after the earthquake struck the island

A week after the earthquake and tsunami, Indonesian rescue teams found 31 children alive and trapped in two schools on the island of Celebes.

The minors were rescued in two vocational training centres, 23 of them in one school and eight of them in another.

Yusuf Latif, spokesman for the rescue team, could not specify the age of the students who were isolated without any adults in these schools, which are usually attended by students between 15 and 17 years old.

“The catastrophe happened on Friday so (the teenagers) were still at school when all happened,” said Latif, who assured that all the young people are back with their families.

The rescue agency said the government will extend the search period in the region until 14 days after the disaster and then they will decide what steps to take next.

Survivors of the earthquake and tsunami in the city of Palu (Indonesia), waiting to be transferred by the military.

The authorities raised to 1,649 the number of deaths caused by the earthquake, tsunami and mudslides that affected the central region of Celebes.

More than 1,000 people remain buried under rubble and mud, according to official and NGO estimates.

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