Video shows dog in Turkey being pulled alive from rubble 5 days after earthquake


Death toll in Turkey, Syria following earthquake has passed 35,000

A dog has been found alive underneath rubble five days after a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Turkey. 

Elif Polat, a nurse working with a search and rescue team in the hard-hit Hatay province, said the canine was found about 138 hours after the earthquake struck southern Turkey.

“It was miraculous because we were removing debris and only dead bodies, and the dog was buried in the rubble with almost no gaps,” she said. 

Video shows first responders pulling on the dog’s collar to help the pet out of the rubble on Saturday night. The dog later could be seen wagging its tail. 

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