Nepal earthquake: Four-month-old baby is rescued after 22 hours trapped under rubble

The baby boy is reportedly in a stable condition in hospital

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The Independent Online

Incredible images have emerged of the moment a four-month old baby was rescued from the rubble of a building devastated by the Nepal earthquake, 22 hours after the disaster struck.

The Nepalese newspaper Kathmandu Today published images of the dust-covered baby boy as he was pulled to safety by members of the army assisting the on-going search and rescue effort.

Soldiers searched through the wreckage of a collapsed house until midnight on Sunday but were unable to free the child, according to the newspaper. He was only found when they returned and heard a faint cry from beneath the ruins of the building, leading them to search the entire area again.

His parents are understood to have raised the alarm when their son became trapped and were pictured waiting as the army worked to free their son.

The child, named as Sonit Awal in the report, was taken to hospital where doctors cleared him of any serious injuries.

News of his rescue has been hailed as a "miracle" by many across social media. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed 5,000 people and over 6,500 were injured. Officials fear this death toll could double to 10,000.