On April 25th, a series of powerful earthquakes and aftershocks rocked Nepal, inflicting untold devastation upon cities, villages, and the people living in them. The victim count continues to grow, but the story of one 4-month-old baby boy’s rescue 22 hours after he was trapped by the earthquake is a ray of hope for rescue professionals and volunteers working in the area.
Nepalese soldiers worked until midnight to free little Sonit Awal from the rubble of his family’s home, eventually promising to return the next day. His father, Shyam Awal, almost gave up hope – until he heard his son cry out. Read on for more of their gripping story.
4-month-old Sonit Awal was trapped by the devastating earthquake in Nepal
Rescuers searched until midnight without results, and his father almost gave up hope…
…until he heard his son cry out from beneath the rubble
22 hours after he had been trapped, baby Sonit was rescued – alive and healthy