Rescuers reportedly heard barking from under the rubble of the destroyed building and immediately began clearing the rubble. After some time, the dog was released.
Murat Aroji, the animal’s owner, thanked the emergency services for saving the pet.
On February 6, two earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 occurred in the central part of Turkey with an interval of nine hours, which also affected the northern part of Syria. The city of Antakya, the capital of Hatay province, was one of the hardest hit.
It became the worst such disaster in Turkish history, eclipsing even the 1939 Erzincan tragedy in destructiveness. The main blow of the elements fell on the central part of the country.