On Tuesday, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) of India revealed that the six canines they had deployed in earthquake-hit Turkiye had been highly effective in rescuing survivors from under the debris. The federal contingency force of India had sent three teams to assist international rescue operations in Turkiye, and since then, the teams have rescued two young girls – aged six and eight, apart from 63 bodies. The massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkiye and neighbouring Syria on February 6 has claimed more than 35,000 lives and rescuers fear the toll may climb further. The NDRF dogs and their handlers have been provided to the Turkiye fire department rescue team and have been able to retrieve “one or two live victims” with the help of NDRF dogs. The force has taken six Labradors – Romeo, Julie, Rambo, Honey, Bob and Roxy – for assisting the rescuers while they search for lives. All the three teams of the NDRF may return by February 16-17.
Today: December 4, 2023