An uplifting story has popped in our news feeds. Four children who were missing and feared dead after a plane crash a month ago have been found alive and well. The siblings, aged 13, nine, four and a one-year-old baby, were a plane that crashed the Amazon jungle in Colombia May the first. The children's mother, the pilot and co-pilot perished the crash. Before the plane disappeared, the pilot issued a mayday alert, citing engine failure. Moments later, it disappeared radar screens. The children had been missing 40 days when members Colombia's military found them. A news agency said people the Huitoto indigenous group the jungle aided the soldiers' search.
Colombia's President Gustavo Petro said news the children's discovery was "a joy the whole country" and a "magical day". He added: "They were alone. They themselves accomplished an example total survival which will remain history. These children are today the children peace and the children of Colombia." Colombia's Civil Aviation Authority issued a statement regarding how the children survived. It believes the siblings escaped the wreckage and trudged the jungle in search help. The children belong to the Huitoto group. Their knowledge what is edible in the jungle and their experience the terrain probably gave them a better chance survival.