collapse of a coronavirus quarantine hotel in Quanzhou, Fujian province.earts across China are going out for a hard-working rescue dog that sustained injuries while searching for survivors following the
Bei Bei, a six-year-old English Springer Spaniel was one of the first on the scene Saturday evening after the seven-story Xinjia hotel suddenly collapsed to the ground.
The animal managed to rescue three people within the first 15 minutes of the rescue operation and has located a total of six survivors.
After working for three days straight, trainers started to notice that Bei Bei was moving more slowly and awkwardly. A check revealed that the poor pooch had cuts all of its paws, sustained when walking over broken glass and sharp objects at the disaster site.
Some of those injuries were starting to become infected.
Viral footage shows the firefighter who raised Bei Bei attending to the dog’s wounds, wrapping bandages around all four of its paws.
Bei Bei has been put leave to recover from the injuries.
Four days after the collapse, rescuers are still searching for survivors. A total of 42 people have been rescued, 26 found dead, and three remain missing.
The building was constructed in 2013 before being converted into a 66-room hotel in 2018.
Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, it was being used to house people who had tested negative for the virus but had either recently been to Hubei province or had recently been in contact with someone confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus.
At the time of the collapse, supermarkets on the building’s first floor were undergoing renovation.
It’s currently unclear if the collapse was caused by the renovation work or by problems with the original structure. The building’s owner has been taken into police custody.