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Mystery Dog

Dog Saves 25 People

A furiously barking dog woke up 25 people and saved them from a flood that destroyed their houses in China's southwestern Jiangsu province, the Beijing Morning newspaper reported on Wednesday.

It said Fan Zhibin was awakened by the small dog just before dawn on October 12 and found it pulling his quilt towards the door.

He opened the door and flood water poured into the house. Fan picked up his pregnant wife on his back and rushed out, it said.

Neighbors also awakened by the dog ran out into the street just before their houses collapsed under the weight of water roaring from a huge underground water pipe that had broken.

Only after the disaster was over did they notice the dog had disappeared, the newspaper said.