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Baby Girl Rescued From the Rubble of Her Home After Earthquake in Japan


"It was miracle she was unharmed."

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An 8-month-old baby girl was rescued from the rubble of her home early Friday morning after an earthquake on Japan's Kyushu island Thursday.

According to CNN, the baby was trapped in the rubble for more than six hours before she was rescued. She emerged unscathed and has been reunited with her family.

"It was a miracle she was unharmed," Hidenori Watanabe, a spokesman for the Kumamoto Higashi Fire Department, told CNN.

It took 50 rescue workers to search for the baby, and aftershocks from the earthquake prevented the use of equipment in the search. She was ultimately found in the space under a fallen pillar in the house.

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According to the Associated Press, at least nine people were killed and more than 800 were injured by the magnitude 6.5 earthquake.

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