Beirut explosion site was ‘disaster’ waiting to happen: Former national security adviser
Former National Security Adviser to Vice President Cheney John Hannah provides insight into how the international community has reacted to Tuesday’s explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.
BEIRUT — The search for a possible survivor of the Beirut port explosion was ended Sunday after more than three days of combing through the rubble of a collapsed building by a Chilean rescue team.
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BEIRUT TO OBSERVE MOMENT OF SILENCE AS SEARCH CONTINUES FOR POSSIBLE SURVIVOR 1 MONTH AFTER BLAST
A sniffer dog first alerted members of the 14-person team that someone might be under the rubble of the building and a life sensor and thermal camera indicated breathing, which led to the search.
A day before it was called off, hope had all but faded that someone would be found alive a month after the blast. Based on the life sensor, rescuers expected that there could be one or two dead bodies under the rubble, as several people still remain unaccounted for after the deadly explosion on Aug. 4.