Colombian President Gustavo Petro said on his Twitter account, “As a result of the arduous searches of our soldiers, we found 4 children alive from the plane that crashed in Guaviare. A great joy for the country.”
It was stated that there was also an 11-month-old baby who survived as a result of a “miracle” in the crashed plane, and the siblings were identified in the forest.
13-year-old Lesly Bonbaire, 9-year-old Soleiny Ranoque, 4-year-old Tien Ronoque and 11-month-old baby Cristian Ranoque survived the plane crash and survived for 17 days.
Blu Radio reported that Lesly, the eldest of the siblings, had built a temporary shelter in the forest to keep her younger siblings alive.
The bodies of 4 other people in the small plane, whose wreckage was found yesterday in the forests in the south of the country, were identified. It was stated that there were 7 people on board the small plane HK 2803, which is believed to have crashed in the city of San Jose in the Guaviare administrative region.