25 days after the devastating earthquake in Turkey, rescuers pulled a dog out of the rubble. The video was published on March 3 by TRT Haber.
The animal, being in the arms of the rescuer, did not try to escape anywhere and calmly looked around at the camera lenses aimed at it.
Earlier, on March 1, in Antakya, Turkey, a dog was pulled out of the rubble 22 days after the earthquake. The Siberian Husky named Alex was heard by his owner Murat Arydzhi at the site of the destroyed house. Volunteers who arrived at the scene were able to get the animal two hours later.
The day before, rescuers were able to pull a live horse out of the rubble, which had been imprisoned underground for 21 days after the devastating earthquake. The animal was in a narrow space, imprisoned between the plates for almost a month without water and food and was waiting for rescue.
A field hospital for rescued animals is currently being set up in Hatay, Turkey. Dozens of volunteers are looking for pets among the rubble. Many lost dogs and cats are brought to the hospital. Volunteers are trying to return the animals to their owners.
Devastating earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 occurred on February 6 in the province of Kahramanmaras in southeastern Turkey near the border with Syria. More than 430 thousand people were evacuated from disaster areas. According to the latest data, in Turkey the death toll exceeded 45 thousand people, in Syria more than 5800 people died.
After that, new earthquakes occurred in the region, but with a lower magnitude.
Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the search and rescue operation after the earthquakes in Turkey will last until the last survivor is removed from the rubble. The country’s authorities are going to allocate 100 thousand liras (about $5.3 thousand) to the families of the victims of the disaster for urgent needs. Already in March, the construction of 30,000 residential buildings in the regions affected by earthquakes will begin.