Rescue dog dies from EXHAUSTION after saving seven people from earthquake rubble

Rescue dog dies from EXHAUSTION after saving seven people from earthquake rubble

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Dayko, a four-year-old white Labrador, was hailed as a hero for finding numerous people who lay trapped in the carnage of collapsed buildings.

The coast of the Latin American country was hit by an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the richter scale on April 16.

Around 650 people died in the disaster, with thousands more injured.

Dayko was one of a number of dogs drafted in to the worst-hit areas, Pedernales, to search for anyone trapped under the mounds of rubble.

The hero dog was part of Ibarra fire service, and as well as successfully locating the survivors he also pinpointed two cadavers trapped deep in the debris.

But the fire service tragically announced the brave mutt, himself a rescue dog, has since died.

It is thought a combination of the searing heat, long working hours and a lack of water led to the gallant canine’s death.

The fire service said the faithful pup suffered a stroke on the way back to their base.

Dayko the rescue dog Ibarra Fire Department

Dayko saved seven people from the rubble

The Ibarra Fire Department confirmed vets tried in vain to resuscitate the heroic animal, but were unable to revive him.

They said: “Dayko joined our canine program when he was just a year old.