Pics Show Hero Horse Who Died Saving Flood Vics

Story ByAlex CopeSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News 

These images show a horse which has died after wading through floodwaters pulling people to safety before collapsing of exhaustion in the Indonesian capital.

The horse was being used by local rescue teams after deadly floods hit the Indonesian capital Jakarta leaving at least 66 people dead.

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Local media report rescue teams in the city resorted to using horses to reach some of those stranded in the floods as cars could not pass through the water. Reports state three horses were being used in the rescue mission with one of them being used to pull a carriage through the waters.

Local media report the horse with the carriage managed to pull locals to safety but then collapsed and later died of exhaustion. The horse’s owner also fell unconscious according to reports and was rushed the hospital.

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The horse’s body was reportedly left where it fell. There are no updates on its owner’s condition.

Reports state 66 people have been killed in the floods after heavy monsoon rains swept the city. The torrential rain began on New Year’s Eve and 173,000 residents are now reportedly seeking refuge from the floods.

Agus Wibowo, a spokesman for the Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency, said the authorities are working with the Red Cross to spray disinfectant throughout the city to prevent the spread of waterborne diseases

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