A baby survived the crash of a Boeing 737 in the arms of its mother, who died when the plane crashed into the Peruvian jungle, media reports said. Rescuers found one-year-old Juan Carlos Rengifo crying in the arms of his mother, who was killed when the plane of the Peruvian government airline TANS crashed in a swamp 800 kilometres north of the capital of Lima, TVNZ informs. According to survivors, the plane was hit by extreme turbulence and winds from a heavy tropical storm shortly before it was to land for a stopover at the Pucallpa airport on its way from Lima to the Amazon capital of Iquitos. Pravda.ru reported earlier today, that at least 59 passengers and crew had survived the flight, while 41 were considered dead. But the number has not yet been officially confirmed. According to local hospitals, only 57 passengers and crew had been treated or accounted for.
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