These children survived a plane crash and 40 days in the Amazon.

New details have emerged about how four Columbian children survived in the Amazon jungle for 40 days after a deadly plane crash.

The siblings, aged 13, 9, 4 and 1, are part of the Huitoto Indigenous group and the eldest possessed some skills needed to survive and care for the younger siblings alone in the jungle, family have said.

Children rescued in Amazon
In this photo released by Colombia's Armed Forces Press Office, soldiers and indigenous men pose for a photo with the four indigenous siblings who were missing after a deadly plane crash, in the Solano jungle, Caqueta state, Colombia, Friday, June 9, 2023. (Colombias Armed Force Press Office via AP)

Fidencio Valencia, an uncle, told the media outlet Noticias Caracol that the children were starting to talk after Friday’s rescue and one of them said they hid in tree trunks to protect themselves from snakes, animals, and mosquitoes creeping in the jungle.

Some familiarity with the rainforest’s fruits were also key to their survival, as the children also munched on seeds found in the jungle along with cassava flour that they took from the plane. But I believe that God's Hand of protection was upon them all.

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