Rescuers pull Beirut port worker from sea alive after 30 hours

Amin Zahid was found unconscious and injured after the explosion threw him into the water. (Social media)
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Updated 06 August 2020

Rescuers pull Beirut port worker from sea alive after 30 hours

  • Amin Zahid was found unconscious and injured after the explosion threw him into the water
  • Rescue teams managed to locate him and transport him to hospital

CAIRO: A worker at Beirut port has been rescued after spending 30 hours at sea after the massive explosion.
Amin Zahid was found unconscious and injured after the explosion threw him into the water, according to Lebanese media reports. 
Rescue teams managed to locate him and transport him to hospital, where he remains in critical condition, according to Lebanon 24 channel.
Pictures showed Zahid in a small rescue boat after he was pulled from the sea. 
His miraculous survival so long after the explosion took place has been a rare piece of good news in a country traumatized by the blast.
Dozens of families of those missing after the explosion have gathered in front of the port area, waiting for news. Many remain missing in the city where more than 137 people were killed and 5,000 injured.
The military imposed a security cordon around the site which was completely destroyed.


Russia strikes kill 34 Turkey-backed rebels in Syria

Updated 26 October 2020

Russia strikes kill 34 Turkey-backed rebels in Syria

  • Russian warplanes also wounded dozens more when they targeted a training camp of the Faylaq Al-Sham faction in the Jabal Duwayli area in Idlib province

BEIRUT: Air strikes by Syrian regime ally Russia killed 34 fighters from a Turkey-backed rebel group in northwest Syria on Monday, a Britain-based war monitor said.
Russian warplanes also wounded dozens more when they targeted a training camp of the Faylaq Al-Sham faction in the Jabal Duwayli area in Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.