Beirut Lebanon The grief turned to indignationwho erased parts of the capital. On Thursday on climbed to at least 149, with more than 5,000 injured.
The US military is sending three cargo planes to Lebanon, full of food, water and medical supplies. Tuesday’s massive explosion was so powerful it left a smoking crater stretching more than 700 feet and registered as a magnitude 3.3 earthquake.
Including Seema Gilani, a Texas-born doctor who was seen reassuring her daughter singing “Lean on Me” in the back of a packed ambulance.
Four-year-old Iman was seriously injured after their home was nearly destroyed in the blast.
“I didn’t even take my stethoscope, which tells me a lot about where my head is,” Gilani told CBS News. “It really kills me that I’m not in the hospital right now offering my services. I want to be.”
There are much more painful survival stories throughout Beirut. And streets littered with debris.
The once beating heart of Beirut’s legendary nightlife district, completely destroyed in just a few moments. The shocked residents of the accusations accused the Lebanese leaders of being “thugs”.
They sayfor all this misery of ignoring repeated warnings about over 2,700 tons of Russian property stored at the port for years.
And so, again, the people of this city are left alone to take their pieces. As long as they continue to endure the horrors of what seems to be a completely avoided disaster.
Meanwhile, there are calls for a revolution against the Lebanese government. A well-known TV presenter tweeted, “Either they keep killing us or we kill them.”
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