WORLD 9 still missing in Beirut's explosions: Lebanese army


9 still missing in Beirut's explosions: Lebanese army


19:54, September 19, 2020

BEIRUT, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Lebanese army announced on Saturday that nine people remain missing in the huge explosions that rocked Beirut on Aug. 9, LBCI TV channel reported.


Rescue workers dig through the rubble of a badly damaged building in Lebanon’s capital Beirut, in search of possible survivors from a mega-blast at the adjacent port one month ago, after scanners detected a pulse, on September 3, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

Search is still going on for the seven Lebanese and two Syrian people, the army said.

Around 45,744 residential units were destroyed by the explosions and the damage was assessed by 250 teams of 1,000 army members and 500 civil engineers, it added.

Two huge explosions hit Port of Beirut on Aug. 4, destroying buildings in most parts of the Lebanese capital, killing about 190 and wounding at least 6,000 others. 

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