The owner of this dog in Guizhou could not help crying with excitement when rescuers handed him back his pet after it had been buried underneath debris for 25 hours after his apartment collapsed.
According to the dog’s owner Zhou Jiajun, the nine-storey residential building where he lived fell down during a mudslide which took place on May 20.
The mudslide which caused the apartment building housing 35 households to collapse was trigged by heavy rains which hit the area in the days prior to the incident.
Shortly after the collapse, photos of the city major attempting to prevent journalists from taking pictures of the building appeared on Weibo and sparked outrage online.
By Lucy Liu and Dominic Jackson
[Images via CNTV]