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Barbara Garcia speaking to the reporter before the dog appeared.
Barbara Garcia speaking to the reporter before the dog appeared.
Image: CBS News

VIDEO: Emotional reunion as tornado survivor finds dog buried alive under house

Barbara Garcia was in the middle of an interview with a CBS reporter when the little pooch poked his head out of the rubble.
May 21st 2013, 11:37 AM 9,609 42

IN THE MIDST of the destruction following a massive tornado in Oklahoma that left 91 people dead, news channel CBS managed to capture an emotional reunion between a woman and her missing dog.

Barbara Garcia, who survived the tornado despite the collapse of her house, was describing the moment the tornado struck and she lost sight of her little dog, when the pooch stuck his head out of the rubble.

“I hollered for my little dog and he didn’t answer, he didn’t come so I know he’s in here somewhere,” she told the reporter shortly before the dog appeared. Afterwards an emotional Garcia told the news crew that God had answered her prayers as she had asked him to let them both be OK.

(Video: hitnewsvideoful/YouTube)

The full CBS report can be viewed here.

Related: Scenes of death, destruction as tornado strikes Oklahoma suburbs>

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