A team of rescuers found a dog alive under the rubble of a collapsed building Turkeythree weeks after the Earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale that shook the country, causing more than 45,000 deaths and nearly 100,000 injuries.
It is the dog Aleks, who is the saviors they were able to bail out of the concrete.
A video from the DHA news agency shows rescuers reaching between two large concrete slabs and calling out to the trapped animal.
A dog named “Aleks” was rescued after 22 days under rubble in Hatay, Türkiye’s southernmost province and one of the hardest hit by the February 6 earthquakes https://t.co/y74sW6OtTy pic.twitter.com/4QCFoc4qaU
— ANADOLU AGENCY (@anadoluagency) March 2, 2023
“Coming?” you hear one of the rescuers ask, crouched in a small space among the rubble of the building.
“Aleks, come on honey,” another rescuer yells. “Very good son”.
Rescuers later appear hugging the dog, who looks alert and healthy as he drinks water.
“Every living thing is important to us, human or animal,” said a lifeguard quoted by the DHA agency. The dog was later handed over to the Turkish animal protection organization Haytap, in the city of Antakya.
Rescue workers rescued hundreds of captive cats, dogs, rabbits and birds in Antakya, one of the cities hardest hit by the disaster.
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