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Five-year-old boy rescued from rubble of Indonesian earthquake

A five-year-old boy has been rescued from under the rubble of his flattened home three days after a powerful earthquake devastated Indonesia’s Cianjur region.

Azka was watching television in his bedroom with his mother when the earthquake struck on Monday. 

For three days and three nights, his family and neighbours tried desperately to save them, along with his younger brother and other family members. 

Finally, the boy was pulled alive early on Thursday, conscious, calm and apparently unscathed.Family sources told the  ABC that Azka’s mother is still alive, although local media reports have suggested only his grandfather and brother survived.

The boy was taken to hospital, where many other survivors are being treated for severe head injuries, broken bones and crushed limbs.

At least 271 people have been killed, with the death toll likely to rise, and more than 2,000 people have been injured in the quake and subsequent aftershocks and landslides.

With dozens still missing, their loved ones are desperately digging through the rubble to find answers.