Mix rescue dog is injured (Infobae)
« Flash », the famous and renowned rescue dog of the « Chilean moles« , turned out injured after a operation performed during this saturday in Beirut, Lebanon.
The animal – a border collie breed trained to track life – did a fundamental job during the rescue efforts in the devastated city. He detected signs of life under the rubble after the powerful explosion in the port city, which caused the death of more than 200 people and more than 6,500 thousand injured.
The work of this animal is highly valued worldwide, he found Mar Mikhael alive, after remaining covered more than three meters from the surface for 48 hours. « Hopened the presence or aromas detected, or it would have given us a symptom that there might be someone inside the building » said Francisco Lermanda, head of the Topos Chile rescue team.
Because of this, the trained dog He temporarily abandoned his work and was transferred to a veterinary center to be treated for a leg injury.
Lebanon does not have the equipment or technical capabilities to deal with these types of disasters. In this way, the specialized team of Chilean rescuers, who belong to the Topos Chile unit, arrived in Beirut a week ago and on Thursday, Thanks to Flash and thermal scanners, they detected pulsations under the rubble.
Los Topos were born after the strong earthquake in Mexico in 1985, which left more than 10,000 dead.
More than a month after the tragic explosion, tireless rescue efforts continue. According to the army, there are still seven people missing in the city after the unfortunate incident.
The authorities estimate that the outbreak was caused by 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored without proper precautionary measures for years in the port of Beirut.