Earthquake rescuers in Turkey rescue a small dog trapped in the rubble


February 20, 2023 | 02:14

HATAY, Turkey – Rescuers in Hatay, Turkey, successfully pulled a small dog from the rubble of a collapsed building after a deadly earthquake ravaged the region earlier this month, and the entire rescue was caught on camera.

The video, recorded by Gurcan Ozturk on February 8, shows the dog, named Pambuk, taking sips of water as it patiently waited to be freed from the rubble by rescuers.

According to an Instagram post, Pambuk’s owner had been in intensive care at a nearby hospital after the catastrophic earthquakes. Ozturk told Storyful that the dog’s family had contacted him.

According to reports, more than 46,000 people were killed when the earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria two weeks ago. Most of these deaths have been reported in Turkey.

The earthquake is the deadliest in Turkey’s modern history

The death toll continues to rise in Turkey and Syria nearly two weeks after the series of catastrophic earthquakes, making it the deadliest disaster in modern Turkish history.

Rescuers give the little puppy some water before pulling him out of the rubble.

The first earthquake, a magnitude 7.8, struck the region on February 6 at 4:17 a.m. local time (8:17 p.m. EST February 5). It was almost immediately followed by a strong 6.7 aftershock, according to the US Geological Survey.

Here’s the latest coverage of the Turkey-Syria earthquake:

Nine hours later, a powerful 7.5-magnitude aftershock hit the area – just one of thousands of aftershocks of varying strength that have rocked the region for weeks.

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