Chirping Birds Save 2 Iranian Children from Ruins

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jberger:
Thought this would be of interest.
Jerry
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=564&ncid=564&e=21&u=/nm/2003 1230/ts nm/quake iran birds dc 1
BAM, Iran (Reuters) - The chirping of two pet canaries from beneath the rubble of a destroyed house in Bam saved two children after the birds attracted the attention of rescue workers, Iran's official news agency reported Tuesday.
"The two children were stuck in the debris next to their broken bird case," the IRNA news agency said. "After hearing the birds singing, rescue workers went to the location and were removing the debris when they found the children."
Pet birds such as canaries and nightingales are popular in rural villages in Iran.
It was not immediately clear when the two children, who were badly injured, were found in the old town of earthquake-hit Bam. IRNA said they were being treated in hospital.
The canaries were also rescued from the ruins and set free, the agency said.

The most lethal earthquake in at least 10 years destroyed much of the southeastern Iranian city of Bam Friday, killing up to 30,000 people. Iranian officials have said about 2,000 people have been rescued.

Monday, Red Crescent Society officials said a baby girl cradled in her dead mother's arms was rescued from the ruins of another building 37 hours after the earthquake first hit.
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Toucanldy:
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Bob Blaylock:
[nq:1]The canaries were also rescued from the ruins and set free[/nq]
I wonder if that was such a good thing. If these were domesticated birds, then they might not know how to survive in the wild.

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Vicki Robinson:
[nq:2]The canaries were also rescued from the ruins and set free[/nq]
[nq:1]I wonder if that was such a good thing. If these were domesticated birds, then they might not know how to survive in the wild.[/nq]
Entirely possible. The last figure I read said that 35,000 people were killed in the quake. Would you worry about two canaries?

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