‘No sign of life’ under Beirut blast rubble, say rescue workers
07 September 2020 | 11:00 am
A team of rescue workers in search for Beirut blast survivors has found no sign of life beneath the building that collapsed in last month's explosion. Rescuers would now focus on clearing the rubble and finding remains.
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