Watch: IDF Rescue Dog Searches for Victims in Kathmandu Rubble (VIDEO)
A GoPro camera strapped onto an Israeli Army dog revealed first hand the search for survivors of Saturday’s deadly earthquake in Nepal.
In a 30-second clip, posted by the IDF on Facebook, the canine is shown walking across rubble in Kathmandu and through evacuated buildings looking for survivors. The dog sprints past demolished homes and still standing structures where walls are torn apart and personal belongings are scattered across the floor.
The short video provides a glimpse into the extent of the damage wrought by the natural disaster that killed more than 6,000 people, while thousands of others are still unaccounted for.
Aside from searching for survivors, the Israeli Army is also helping to treat wounded Nepalis. Three days after the earthquake, a 260-member IDF delegation, including 127 medical personnel, arrived in Nepal and set up a field hospital to help the injured. The hospital has provided medical care to 246 people since opening on Wednesday morning and doctors have already performed some 15 life-saving surgeries, The Times of Israel reported.
A chart published by CNN on Tuesday revealed that Israel has sent more volunteers to assist Nepal than any other country. About 2,000 Israeli travelers were in Nepal when the earthquake struck last weekend and they have all been found besides for 22-year-old hiker Or Asaf. His father and IDF colleagues flew to Nepal on Thursday to aid in the search for him.
Israel has promised to reconstruct an entire village in Nepal as part of its long-term relief efforts in the country.
Watch footage from the camera mounted on the Israeli Army dog below: