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Special cynology rescue service offers help to Japan

The Special Cynology Rescue Service Slovakia from Nyrovce, Nitra region, is ready to help the people affected by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Japan on Friday March 11, director of the rescue service Alexander Berek told TASR newswire.

The Special Cynology Rescue Service Slovakia from Nyrovce, Nitra region, is ready to help the people affected by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Japan on Friday March 11, director of the rescue service Alexander Berek told TASR newswire.

Berek said that the rescue service can dispatch a 20-member international group of specialists, who have already tackled the effects of various natural disasters both at home and abroad.

"There are Slovak and Hungarian rescuers, dog-handlers, doctors and four divers in our team. Another eight Hungarian doctors specialising in rescue work related to natural disasters are ready to join our group," said Berek, adding that the rescue service has contacted the Interior Ministry and the Foreign Affairs Ministry concerning the earthquake.

"We're ready to hit the road immediately if necessary," said Berek.

The Special Cynology Rescue Service Slovakia also took part in the rescue operation in the Hungarian village of Kolontár, which was hit by toxic red sludge last autumn, TASR wrote.

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