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Lebanon Blast: Survivors of Beirut Explosion Face the Camera

With bruised faces, busted lip and eye injury, Beirut explosion survivors face camera nearly two weeks after the deadly blast. Blast in Lebanon's capital on August 04 killed more than 170 people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction. Documents that surfaced after the blast, the single most destructive in Lebanon’s history, showed that officials have known for years that 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate were stored in a warehouse at the port and knew about the dangers.

World | Associated Press | August 19, 2020, 9:19 am
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 With bruised faces, busted lip and eye injury, Beirut explosion survivors face camera nearly two weeks after the deadly blast. Blast in Lebanon's capital on August 04 killed more than 170 people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction. Documents that surfaced after the blast, the single most destructive in Lebanon’s history, showed that officials have known for years that 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate was stored in a warehouse at the port and knew about the dangers. More than 40,000 buildings were damaged, with 3,000 residential structures severely damaged, and at least 2,000 doctors were either injured or had their clinics destroyed. (Image: AP)

With bruised faces, busted lip and eye injury, Beirut explosion survivors face camera nearly two weeks after the deadly blast. Blast in Lebanon's capital on August 04 killed more than 170 people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction. Documents that surfaced after the blast, the single most destructive in Lebanon’s history, showed that officials have known for years that 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate was stored in a warehouse at the port and knew about the dangers. More than 40,000 buildings were damaged, with 3,000 residential structures severely damaged, and at least 2,000 doctors were either injured or had their clinics destroyed. (Image: AP)

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 Clara Chammas, a psychologist and a health coach, who got injured at her apartment during the August 4 explosion, poses for a photograph at her parents' house in Beirut, Lebanon. (Image: AP)

Clara Chammas, a psychologist and a health coach, who got injured at her apartment during the August 4 explosion, poses for a photograph at her parents' house in Beirut, Lebanon. (Image: AP)

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 Hassan Nabha, a computer and communication engineer, who got injured at his office during the August 4 explosion, poses for a photograph at his parents' house in Khaldeh, south of Beirut, Lebanon. (Image: AP)

Hassan Nabha, a computer and communication engineer, who got injured at his office during the August 4 explosion, poses for a photograph at his parents' house in Khaldeh, south of Beirut, Lebanon. (Image: AP)

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 Yara Saeid, who got injured at her parents' apartment during the August 4 explosion, poses for a photograph in Beirut, Lebanon. (Image: AP)

Yara Saeid, who got injured at her parents' apartment during the August 4 explosion, poses for a photograph in Beirut, Lebanon. (Image: AP)

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 Tony Helou, who got injured at his apartment during the August 4 explosion, poses for a photograph at his apartment in Beirut, Lebanon. (Image: AP)

Tony Helou, who got injured at his apartment during the August 4 explosion, poses for a photograph at his apartment in Beirut, Lebanon. (Image: AP)

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 Hussein Haidar, who got injured at his office during the August 4 explosion, poses for a photograph at his parents' house in Beirut, Lebanon (Image: AP)

Hussein Haidar, who got injured at his office during the August 4 explosion, poses for a photograph at his parents' house in Beirut, Lebanon (Image: AP)

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 Rainier Jreissati, who got injured at his home during the August 4 explosion, poses for a photograph at his house in Faraya, northeast of Beirut, Lebanon. (Image: AP)

Rainier Jreissati, who got injured at his home during the August 4 explosion, poses for a photograph at his house in Faraya, northeast of Beirut, Lebanon. (Image: AP)

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 Angelique Sabounjian, who got injured at her office during the August 4 explosion, poses for a photograph in Beirut, Lebanon. (Image: AP)

Angelique Sabounjian, who got injured at her office during the August 4 explosion, poses for a photograph in Beirut, Lebanon. (Image: AP)

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 Shady Rizk, who got injured at his office during the August 4 explosion, poses for a photograph at his parents' house in Beirut, Lebanon. (Image: AP)

Shady Rizk, who got injured at his office during the August 4 explosion, poses for a photograph at his parents' house in Beirut, Lebanon. (Image: AP)

  • First Published: August 19, 2020, 9:19 am

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