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1 Nov, 2016 15:30

Dog pulled from rubble after earthquake devastation in Italy (VIDEO)

Dog pulled from rubble after earthquake devastation in Italy (VIDEO)

Search teams have rescued a dog buried beneath rubble following a 6.6 magnitude earthquake which severely damaged parts of central Italy.

Video filmed in the town of Norcia shows one of the dog’s legs sticking out of the rubble of a collapsed building. Rescuers carefully remove the debris to reveal the dog’s head and other legs while providing it with water.

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The animal was safely taken from the wreckage.

Around 15,000 people have been left homeless following the earthquake and 20 people injured following the quake which hit on Sunday.

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The area is still on alert after 200 aftershocks were registered following the quake, some of which were measured at a magnitude of between 4.0 and 4.6.

In August 300 people were killed when a quake hit the area.