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These are the four children who survived 40 days in the jungle of Colombia

These are the four children who survived 40 days in the jungle of Colombia

These are the four children who survived 40 days in the jungle of Colombia

Operation Hope culminated this Friday, June 9 with the greatest success. Sources of the Military Forces of Colombia They confirmed to EL TIEMPO that the children lost more than a month ago in the jungle of Guaviare and Caquetá were found alive.

It’s about minors Lesly Mucutuy13 years old; Soleiny Mucutuy, 9 years old; Tien Noriel Ronoque Mucutuy, 4 years old; and Cristin Neriman Ranoque Mucutuythe baby who turned one year old while in the jungle.

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The minors are being cared for by the military, who are hydrating them, because according to the authorities, are dehydrated and have some infections. The health of the children was affected, as was to be expected, due to the 40 days they spent touring the virgin jungle of Guaviare.

They are weak. They are in San José del Guaviare”, were the first statements by President Gustavo Petro, who added that they are waiting for an official medical report indicating whether the children should be transferred to a hospital in Villavicencio or Bogotá.

It should be remembered that the small indigenous children got lost on May 1, after the plane in which they were traveling with their mother, Magdalena Mucutuy, crashed.

Magdalena, 33, and Herman Mendoza Hernández and the pilot of the aircraft, Hernando Murcia, died at the scene of the accident, while the minors survived and began a journey to survive in the jungle.

The Mucutuy brothers are part of an indigenous community of the Los Monos reservation, in Puerto Zábalo, four hours by boat from Puerto Santander, Amazonas, and belong to the Huitoto ethnic group. His father, Manuel Miller Ranoque Morales, is a relative of the reservation’s governor, but he fled the region a few months ago due to threats from FARC dissidents.

In fact, on the day of the accident, the minors were traveling with their mother and another member of the community to meet Manuel in Bogotá.

Although it is unknown how the minors survived, the hypothesis that is handled is that Lesly Mucutuy, 13, would be the one who guided her brothers in the jungleWell, not only is she the oldest of the four, but she is also the one who has the most knowledge about the jungle.

In fact, on May 19, EL TIEMPO interviewed Edwin Paky, one of the indigenous leaders leading the search, who explained that the children could survive with the guidance of their older sister, thanks to her recognizing which fruits were edible. .

“Elder sister is the one who is coordinating them. There is a species that is harvesting right now, it is called juan soco or avichure (similar to passion fruit), when the animals consume it, they hit another branch and some fall to the ground. About a tree like that, about a mile from the point where the plane went down, they were like looking for pepa there to consume”, Paky recounted at that time.

In addition, he explained that in the area there are other species such as strawberry trees and cocoa trees, which the minors were probably feeding on.

They are looking and what they are finding, they are consuming because they identify what is edible”, assured Edwin Paky at the time.

now all Colombia he has faith that the children will recover and find their father and grandmother, who never gave up hope of finding them alive. There will be time left for them to tell the world how they survived 40 days in a virgin jungle.



Source: Elcomercio

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