Hope persists of finding kids missing for weeks in Colombian Amazon

FOUR indigenous children lost in the Colombian Amazon since a plane crash almost a month ago are believed to still be alive, the military said as the search continued yesterday in treacherous terrain.

The children – who were aged 13, 9, 4 and 11 months when they went missing – have wandered in the jungle since a light aircraft crash in Colombia’s southeast on May 1 claimed the lives of the three adults on board: their mother Magdalena Mucutui Valencia, the pilot, and an indigenous leader.