Colombian firemen on Wednesday rescued a 22-day-old baby girl who had been trapped under debris since the earthquake in Haiti seven days ago.
The firefighters from Bogota have been working for three days to save the child from the Haitian city of Jacmel, after hearing the screams of the mother, who told them that her baby was trapped, reported Caracol Radio.
The little girl is the youngest of the 122 people who have been rescued from the rubble of the Haitian earthquake thus far.
The leader of the team from Bogota, William Tovar, told Caracol Radio from Haiti that his group had been working alongside a French team, and that they had begun their rescue operation immediately after receiving word of the trapped baby.
The mother of the rescued baby reportedly said that she was thrown from her building when the quake struck, but that her baby remained in her bed as the roof collapsed. Apparently, a beam that had fallen across the bed protected the baby from the falling debris, and kept her safe during the seven days she was trapped.
The Colombian and French teams continue to search for survivors amongst the ruins of nearly 600 collapsed houses in Jacmel, located south of the capital.