Mexico sends dogs to help rescue earthquake victims; look

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Mexico’s famous rescue dogs are being sent to help rescue victims of the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria last Monday (6).

Mexico is famous for its highly trained and specialized search and rescue dogs. Canines are used frequently in the country, which is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the edge of the North American tectonic plate.

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Julia, Ecko, Orly, Timba, Rex and July are among the 16 dogs that left Mexico City on Tuesday morning for Turkey.

“The heart of our rescue team is flying to Turkey,” Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard tweeted on Tuesday.

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Under the instructions of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a specialized inter-institutional team for urban search and rescue made up of 150 people, which includes personnel accredited by the Ministries of Defense, Navy and the Mexican Red Cross, was sent this Tuesday (7), from according to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.

The dog team will land in Adana, a large southern city near the quake’s epicenter, according to the statement.

Source: CNN Brasil

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