A video footage shows the moment an eight-month-old girl is pulled out alive from a collapsed building following a devastating earthquake in Japan. Rescue workers can be seen gently lifting the baby out of the rubble and then rushing her into a waiting ambulance and taken to hospital.
It was a moment of light relief for the country following the magnitude 6 tremor which killed at least nine people and injuring hundreds, local media said.
The tremor struck 7 miles east of the city of Kumamoto, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
There was no tsunami warning before the earthquake and at least one person was killed after being crushed by a collapsing building. More than 400 people were taken to the hospital.
About 44,400 people had also been evacuated and more than 100 aftershocks had been recorded since the quake, which struck shortly before 9.30 pm local time.
Source: The Kyodo news agency