FOUR children who went missing after a plane crash in the Amazon jungle have been found alive after six weeks.
The brothers, ages one, four, nine, and 13, were traveling in a small aircraft on May 1 when the plane reportedly failed.
The children's mother, Magdalena Mucutui Valencia, was killed in the crash along with the pilot and an indigenous leader.
When the aircraft was recovered by the Colombian military, there was no sign of the boys, sparking an intense search to find them.
Now, military sources told the Colombian press that the children have been found alive.
The children were reportedly dehydrated and had insect bites but were otherwise in good condition.
The President of Colombia Gustavo Petro shared the good news on Twitter, writing: "A joy for the whole country! The 4 children who were lost 40 days ago in the Colombian jungle appeared alive."
According to satellite photos, the children took a path from the wreck and rescuers were able to find some of their belongings along with a makeshift shelter and half-eaten food.
In photographs released by the military, scissors, shoes, and hair ties could be seen among branches on the jungle floor.
A baby's drinking bottle and half-eaten pieces of fruit had been spotted before the shelter's discovery.
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Leaders from the Huitoto indigenous group hoped that the children would use their knowledge of fruits and the jungle to survive, giving them a better chance of being found alive.
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