August 7, 2020

At Beirut’s ‘ground zero’, race to find survivors

Beirut (AFP) – Ankle-deep in corn spilling from a huge gutted silo, rescuers guide an excavator to clear access to a room where they believe Beirut port employees could still be alive.Three days after the monster explosion that disfigured the city in a matter of seconds, the clock was already ticking down Friday on any potential survivors’ chances.Rescuers from Lebanon, France, Germany, Russia and other countries worked shifts to try to find an entrance to a control room buried under metres (yards) of rubble.Beirut’s “ground zero”, a term describing the point closest to a detonation that was f…


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