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Watch: Moment 8-month-old baby is pulled alive from Japan earthquake rubble

Published 15/04/2016 | 07:40

In this image made from video provided by Kumamoto Prefectural Police, Miku Nishimura, eight-month-old baby, is carried away by a firefighter after being rescued from her home collapsed by a magnitude-6.5 earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan, early Friday, April 15, 2016
In this image made from video provided by Kumamoto Prefectural Police, Miku Nishimura, eight-month-old baby, is carried away by a firefighter after being rescued from her home collapsed by a magnitude-6.5 earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan, early Friday, April 15, 2016
In this image made from video provided by Kumamoto Prefectural Police, Miku Nishimura, eight-month-old baby, in a blanket is carried away after being rescued from her home collapsed by a magnitude-6.5 earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan, early Friday, April 15, 2016
In this image made from video provided by Kumamoto Prefectural Police, Miku Nishimura, eight-month-old baby, in a blanket is carried away after being rescued from her home collapsed by a magnitude-6.5 earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan, early Friday, April 15, 2016
The baby is carried away by rescue workers
Collapsed houses caused by an earthquake are seen in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan Credit: Reuters
A local resident rests with a pet dog at an evacuation center after an earthquake in Mashiki town Credit: Reuters

The moment a baby is pulled alive and unharmed from rubble after an earthquake in Japan, has been caught on camera.

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Rescue workers can be seen carrying the eight-month-old away from a collapsed house in Mashiki - believed to be the worst hit area.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agU11srxB5U

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his condolences on Friday morning to the dead of the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that toppled houses and buckled roads in the south of the country.

Read More: Huge earthquake kills nine in Japan as aftershocks hamper rescue efforts

According to the Japanese Government, at least nine people were killed and 761 injured.

The quake struck at 9.26pm local time at a depth of 7 miles near Kumamoto city on the island of Kyushu, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The country's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said 1,600 soldiers had been deployed to help with the rescue and clean-up effort.

A local resident rests with a pet dog at an evacuation center after an earthquake in Mashiki town

A local resident rests with a pet dog at an evacuation center after an earthquake in Mashiki town Credit: Reuters

TV reports show soldiers delivering blankets to the thousands of people who took shelter because their homes were wrecked or unsafe.

About 44,000 people sought refuge, though some returned home in the morning.

The quake struck at 9.26pm local time at a depth of 7 miles near Kumamoto city on the island of Kyushu, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The country's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said 1,600 soldiers had been deployed to help with the rescue and clean-up effort.

TV reports show soldiers delivering blankets to the thousands of people who took shelter because their homes were wrecked or unsafe.

About 44,000 people sought refuge, though some returned home in the morning.

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