This is the moment rescuers work to free a man who was found by a specially trained Labrador trapped under the debris after a landslide.
Video Credit: AsiaWire
The incident occurred after a landslide struck the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in the Ramban district of the northern Indian state of Jammu And Kashmir as a bomb disposal unit were checking the debris.
Police spokesman Ashish Kumar Jha said the trined pooch, named Ajaxi, has been with the unit when it began signalling that someone was trapped in the debris.
The team then called for backup and police officers and army personnel began digging through the debris to find the man.
In the video, the rescuers can be seen digging around the man, named in reports as t Pradeep Kumar from the village of Ludhwal, who is stuck in the mud and Ajaxi can be seen looking on.
Reports suggest the man was rescued and he is said to be “mentally unsound” with local media reporting he is known to wander up and down the highway.
The landslide was caused by heavy rainfall in the area and no deaths have been reported. It is unclear if the rescued man was hospitalised but officials said he was given treatment and could not speak because of the shock he was suffering.
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