Beirut explosion: ‘No signs of life’ in search for blast survivors
AdminSeptember 6, 2020
Rescuers in Beirut have found “no sign of life” in the rubble of a building destroyed in last month’s massive port explosion, dashing hopes that someone could be rescued alive.
A sensor machine detected possible signs of life on Thursday, but after clearing 95% of the rubble workers have not found the source of the reading.
About 50 volunteers, including a team from Chile, have been at the scene.
The blast killed about 190 people and left thousands of others injured.
Crowds gathered at the building located between the residential districts of Gemmayze and Mar Mikhael, hoping for a miracle.
A team of rescuers from Chile were walking through the area on Wednesday night when their sniffer dog gave a sign that there was a person inside.
When they returned on Thursday, the dog again gave the same signal. Specialist sensor equipment then detected a pulsing signal in the area.
Breathing was detected under the rubble at a depth of 3m (9.8ft).