Dog found alive 30 hours after building collapse in Italy that killed four-year-old

Dog found in Turin after building collapse

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On Tuesday, a two-storey building collapsed in the northern outskirts of Turin, Italy. A four-year-old boy was found dead in the rubble by firefighters, but after the collapse a dog has been found alive.

Ettore, a puppy, emerged 30 hours after the building collapsed.

The dog was adopted by one of the families living in the building, with firefighters extracting the puppy from the rubble on Thursday.

The dog appeared in good health and has been handed over to veterinarians for care.

The Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) fire team believe the dog to be the last missing creature after the buildings collapse.

One child died and three people were injured following an explosion in the building on Tuesday.

The four-year-old’s mother was among those wounded and was taken to a hospital in a serious condition.

The other two injured young people remain in hospital.

The collapse took place at around 8am BST according to reports from firefighters.

Four other people were pulled out of the rubble alive and were transported to a hospital.

They included a 22-year-old man, who was incubated at the scene and suffered burns on 50 percent of his body.

A 34-year-old woman was also found conscious and suffered trauma and bruises of unknown severity, as well as a man who was trapped for over two hours under the debris.

Firefighters suggested a gas leak could have led to the explosion, but this still remains unconfirmed.

An Italian gas company, Italgas, however, claimed that it is unlikely.

They said: “The property was not served by the city methane distribution network.

“The closest stretch of the city network is 150 metres away from the place of the explosion.”

The company, therefore, excluded that “any gas leakage may have originated from the city gas distribution network.”

Additional reporting from Maria Ortega

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