As the search continued, rescuers pulled out a 5-year-old boy from the rubble, who had survived because he was protected by a mattress.
In a video of the rescue posted by a local fire department, Azka, who had been trapped for two days, appeared conscious and calm as he was lifted to safety.
“(Azka) is fine now, not wounded. The doctor said he’s only weak because he’s hungry,” said his relative Salman Alfarisi, 22, while holding Azka’s hand at a makeshift tent in the hospital parking lot, adding his mother had died.
“He wants to go home now. He’s been asking for his mother while sleeping.”
At a Cianjur hospital, patients were being treated outside in tents due to the fear of aftershocks, a member of staff said.
Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said there was an urgent need for extra help for patients in quake-damaged hospitals.
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