26 June 2015

Mother, baby rescued 4 days after Colombia plane crash

In this photo distributed by Colombia's Air Force, a rescue worker puts Maria Nelly Murillo on a stretcher after she and her baby were airlifted for medical treatment to Quibdo, in Colombia's western state of Choco, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Rescuers reached Murillo and her 1-year-old son after they survived a June 20 plane crash in the jungle, shortly after taking off from Quibdo. The pilot was killed, and Murillo suffered some injuries and burns, but the baby was unhurt.
A Colombian woman who survived a plane crash with her months-old baby, drinking coconut water to stay alive, was rescued after four days lost in the jungle.

Heat wave subsides in Pakistan as death toll reaches 860

Pakistani volunteers collect donations to help heatstroke victims in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. A cool wind from the sea and pre-monsoon rains brought the first signs of respite to southern Pakistan on Wednesday as the death toll from a scorching heat wave climbed to over 800, a high figure even for a nation accustomed to sizzling hot summers.
The devastating heat wave that struck southern Pakistan last weekend is slowly subsiding but the toll was still climbing Thursday, to a total of 860 confirmed deaths, a senior health official said.