Speed Reading — Amazon Survival - Level 4 — 300 wpm

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Four children who were feared dead after a plane crash have been found alive after 40 days in the Amazon jungle in Colombia. The siblings are aged 13, nine, four and a one-year-old baby. Their mother and two pilots died in the crash. The pilot issued a mayday alert for engine failure, and then it disappeared from radar screens. The children were found by Colombia's military, helped by the Huitoto indigenous group.

Colombia's president called the news a "joy" and a "magical day". He said their survival "will remain in history". Colombia's aviation authority issued a statement about how the children survived. It said they left the crash site and walked through the jungle to get help. The children belong to the Huitoto group. They knew what was edible in the jungle. Their experience of the rainforest helped them to survive.

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