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Lebanon: Chilean rescue dog helps detect pulse under rubble a month after Beirut blasts02:57

Lebanon: Chilean rescue dog helps detect pulse under rubble a month after Beirut blasts

Lebanon, Beirut
September 4, 2020 at 00:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Rescue efforts were launched in Beirut on Wednesday, after a sniffer dog belonging to a Chilean search and rescue team detected something and ran towards a collapsed building, signaling a possible heartbeat under the rubble.

The team of rescue workers can be seen climbing and looking through the rubble. The Chilean team used a scanning machine which detected a pulse and breathing.

Activist and rescuer Nicolas Saadeh explained, "The dog signaled that someone was at the top, and the machines made a vibration and could hear the heartbeat or if someone breathed."

A member of the Lebanese Civil Defense added, "We say 99 percent there is nothing, but because of this one remaining percent we are compelled to stay here."

Lebanon: Chilean rescue dog helps detect pulse under rubble a month after Beirut blasts02:57
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Rescue efforts were launched in Beirut on Wednesday, after a sniffer dog belonging to a Chilean search and rescue team detected something and ran towards a collapsed building, signaling a possible heartbeat under the rubble.

The team of rescue workers can be seen climbing and looking through the rubble. The Chilean team used a scanning machine which detected a pulse and breathing.

Activist and rescuer Nicolas Saadeh explained, "The dog signaled that someone was at the top, and the machines made a vibration and could hear the heartbeat or if someone breathed."

A member of the Lebanese Civil Defense added, "We say 99 percent there is nothing, but because of this one remaining percent we are compelled to stay here."

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