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A dog has been found alive underneath rubble five days after a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Turkey. 

Elif Polat, a nurse working with a search and rescue team in the hard-hit Hatay province, said the canine was found about 138 hours after the earthquake struck southern Turkey.

“It was miraculous because we were removing debris and only dead bodies, and the dog was buried in the rubble with almost no gaps,” she said. 

Video shows first responders pulling on the dog’s collar to help the pet out of the rubble on Saturday night. The dog later could be seen wagging its tail. 

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A dog was found alive Saturday night underneath rubble in the Hatay province of Turkey.

A dog was found alive Saturday night underneath rubble in the Hatay province of Turkey. (@eliffpolaat via SPECTEE/TMX)

In the southeastern city of Adiyaman, a 4-year-old girl was found alive in rubble on Monday, 177 hours after the earthquake hit, while a 13-year-old boy was found alive five hours later in Hatay province, according to The Associated Press. 

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A woman cries as people stand in front of a destroyed building in Kahramanmaras, southeastern Turkey, on Monday, Feb. 13.

A woman cries as people stand in front of a destroyed building in Kahramanmaras, southeastern Turkey, on Monday, Feb. 13. (AP/Khalil Hamra)

As of Monday, more than 35,000 have been reported dead in Turkey and Syria following the earthquake. 

Cracks are seen along the road near the town of Pazarcik in southern Turkey, on Sunday, Feb. 12, following last week's earthquake.

Cracks are seen along the road near the town of Pazarcik in southern Turkey, on Sunday, Feb. 12, following last week’s earthquake. (IHA via AP)

But the toll is likely to surpass 56,000 people, United Nations emergency relief chief Martin Griffiths said.  

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“I think it is difficult to estimate precisely as we need to get under the rubble but I’m sure it will double or more,” Griffiths told Sky News over the weekend. “That’s terrifying. This is nature striking back in a really harsh way.” 

Fox News’ Paul Best contributed to this report. 

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