Alive! Husky pulled from rubble 23 days after earthquake
A HUSKY was rescued from under earthquake rubble in Turkey after spending 23 days apparently without food or water.
Alex was pulled from the wreckage of a two-storey home by search teams in Antakya in the province of Hatay after they heard him making noises. Volunteers could see his nose through a small hole in the wreckage and it took them two hours to free him.
Despite having spent 23 days buried alive, the first thing he did was happily lick the face of a rescuer. The Siberian husky was taken to a field hospital run by animal rights group HAYTAP. He was exhausted and had lost weight – but was otherwise in good health.
HAYTAP volunteer Osman Polat said: ‘It is truly a miracle that he survived in that hole without eating or drinking anything.’ Smothered by rubble and lacking any sunlight, it is unclear how he survived for so long without food or water.
The series of devastating earthquakes have killed more than 50,000 people in southern Turkey and northern Syria.