10-month-old baby pulled alive from ruins of destroyed apartment 1 year ago

10-month-old baby pulled alive from ruins of destroyed apartment

A 10-month-old baby has been pulled from the ruins of a destroyed apartment alive.

The infant was trapped inside the Russia apartment on Monday when a gas explosion caused the structure to collapse.

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Named as Ivan Fokine, the baby was trapped inside the apartment for 36 hours suffering sub-zero temperatures before he was rescued yesterday.

The infant has since been reunited with his mother in hospital. She also survived the incident.

Russian emergency services shared a video of the rescue to social media. Ivan can be seen being gently pulled from the ruins of the building before being wrapped in a blanket.

The baby suffered severe frostbite, multiple leg fractures, and a head injury, however Russian officials have called the rescue a "miracle."

The 10-month-old remains in a serious condition and is expected to be transferred to a Moscow hospital for treatment.

Nine people were killed in the gas explosion earlier this week in the industrial city of Magnitogorsk.

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Dozens of people are still missing. Six have been rescued alive.