Japanese boy found alive in forest

  • AFP
  • Updated: Jun 04, 2016 06:44 IST

TOKYO: A seven-year-old Japanese boy was found alive on Friday nearly a week after his parents left him in a bear-inhabited forest as punishment for misbehaving, hungry but unharmed in a hut on a military base. A soldier discovered Yamato Tanooka who had apparently walked some 5.5 km from the spot where he was abandoned last Saturday, finding shelter in the hut where he huddled in a pair of mattresses. During his ordeal, in rugged terrain on the northern island of Hokkaido, he drank from a tap near the corrugated-iron hut, and was immediately given food when he was found.

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