Baby boy found alive under debris of collapsed building in Magnitogorsk

 Baby boy found alive under debris of collapsed building in Magnitogorsk

A baby boy has been found alive after 35 hours spent in freezing cold in the rubble of a Russian apartment block that partially collapsed in an explosion, emergency officials reported.

The blast, thought to have been caused by a gas leak, damaged 48 apartments in a 10-storey building in the industrial city of Magnitogorsk on December 31, killing at least seven people with 36 people still missing.

The fact that the 11-month-old infant, currently diagnosed with a serious freezer burn and a closed-head injury, was lying in his bed and was wrapped up in layers saved his life, TASS reported, citing a regional emergency center

The baby was found when a rescuer heard him crying and “a large-scale operation was immediately organized,” Interfax reported, citing emergency officials. His removal was difficult because of unstable debris which posed risks for rescuers.

The boy’s mother is alive and has already arrived to the hospital.

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