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‘Scene from a post-apocalyptic film’: Russian rescue operations start on the very epicenter of Beirut explosions

‘Scene from a post-apocalyptic movie’: Russian rescue operations begin at the very epicenter of Beirut explosions


Rescue groups from Russia have begun their search operations on the ruins left by two large explosions in Lebanon’s capital Beirut, whereas survivors search medical care in newly set-up emergency hospital tents.

Groups of Russian reduction employees and their search canine arrived in Beirut on Friday and rapidly began searching for any survivors trapped below the large grain silos close to the port, on the very epicenter of the blasts. The corn-filled silo – which sustained extreme injury – has been credited with shielding a number of the close by space from the worst of the explosions.

Chatting with RT’s Igor Zhdanov, the rescuers pledged that if there’s any risk of discovering any person alive on the catastrophe web site, they’re ready to work in a single day.

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A large subject hospital has additionally been arrange by the Russian contingent to ease the burden of town’s already overcrowded hospitals.

“I’m very, extraordinarily fortunate to be alive,” exclaimed one of many survivors, whose face gave the impression to be critically injured by the blasts. “I am unable to neglect the explosion, the sound, the visuals.”

“I actually noticed physique elements of individuals thrown on the major street, I noticed a hand, I noticed two legs,” he recalled when chatting with Zhdanov, earlier than needing a break from his uncooked recollections of the tragedy because it unfolded round him.

The Russian hospital advanced appears like just a little tent city, erected in a single day on a beforehand empty lot. An growth of the location is deliberate, as round 5,000 individuals have reportedly been injured within the explosions and Beirut’s well being companies have been swamped by the sheer quantity of wounded.

The double Beirut explosion killed not less than 154 individuals and left 300,000 homeless, in keeping with officers. The scarred metropolis is now paying homage to an lively conflict zone and appears to be solely coming to after having been bodily and financially damaged.

“Of all locations that I’ve ever been to, other than lively warzones,” Zhdanov stated whereas surveying the destruction, Beirut after the blasts “resembles a scene from a post-apocalyptic film essentially the most.”

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