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Welsh father escapes being crushed by a LANDSLIDE… thanks to his dogs barking

Father, 57, escapes being crushed by a LANDSLIDE… thanks to his dogs barking ‘like crazy’ and waking him up seconds before it piled into his home

  • Andy Wright, 57, says he was tucked up in bed when dogs ‘started going crazy’
  • Fearing the worst, Andy, his partner, daughter and mother went outside home
  • Moments later a landslide engulfed the back of their home and buried their car
  • Mr Wright, from Wales, says dogs Jack, Maze and Gaja could have saved his life 

A family narrowly dodged being crushed by a landslide after they were ‘saved’ by their dogs barking and alerting them to danger.

Andy Wright, 57, says he was tucked up in bed when his dogs ‘started going crazy’ in the early hours of the morning.

Fearing the worst, Andy, his partner, daughter and mother went outside to check on their cars.

But moments later a huge landslide engulfed the back of their home and buried their Nissan X-trail.

Mr Wright says his ‘brilliant’ dogs, Jack, Maze and Gaja could have saved his life.

Andy Wright, 57, says he was tucked up in bed when his dogs ‘started going crazy’ in the early hours of the morning

Mr Wright says his 'brilliant' dogs, Jack, Maze and Gaja (pictured) could have saved his life

Mr Wright says his ‘brilliant’ dogs, Jack, Maze and Gaja (pictured) could have saved his life

A huge landslide engulfed the back of the family’s home and buried their Nissan X-trail in the middle of the night

The semi-detached property - near the village of Bronwydd, near Carmarthen, Wales - was engulfed by falling rocks and mud

The semi-detached property – near the village of Bronwydd, near Carmarthen, Wales – was engulfed by falling rocks and mud

He said: ‘We were all asleep but at about 1.30am the dogs started going crazy. The three of them went absolutely mad so I came downstairs to see what was wrong.

‘Not much had happened at that point, so I don’t know if they sensed that something was about to happen.

‘They were brilliant. Who knows what would have happened had they not alerted us to it.’

Moments later the back of the semi-detached property – near the village of Bronwydd, near Carmarthen, Wales – was engulfed by falling rocks and mud.

Mr Wright added: ‘Another few minutes and one of us could have been in that car, trying to move it.

‘I don’t think anyone would walk away from that. There’s probably about 30 or 40 tonnes of rock on top of it.’

Having spent three years renovating their home they now face months of fixing the damage.

‘This was always our dream, but on that night, when it was pitch black and the rain was torrential, it felt like it could be the end of the dream.

‘We didn’t know at that moment if the house would still be there in the morning. But we can rebuild and we’ve spent too long on this house to just walk away from it.’

Shown is the family's Nissan X-Trail almost completely buried underneath the mass of rocks and earth

Shown is the family’s Nissan X-Trail almost completely buried underneath the mass of rocks and earth

Large rocks are shown lying against the wall of the home, having smashed a wall near the kitchen window

Large rocks are shown lying against the wall of the home, having smashed a wall near the kitchen window

Having spent three years renovating their home they now face months of fixing the damage

Having spent three years renovating their home they now face months of fixing the damage

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