4 month old baby pulled alive from rubble after 22 hours trapped in wreckage

Rescuers had previously scoured the area but returned after hearing the baby boy’s cries

Covered in dust and curled up in a foetal position, a baby is pulled from the wreckage of the Nepal earthquake.

Among the despair of the disaster which has claimed at least 5,000 lives, rescuers were given this moment of hope to savour.

The four-month-old boy was pulled out alive, despite spending more than 22 hours trapped beneath the rubble.

Military search teams had already scoured the area and moved on.

But they returned after hearing a faint cry and began the process of carefully freeing the infant, local paper Kathmandu Today reports.

The boy was named locally as Sonit Awal and reported to be in stable condition.

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