Hopes of miracle fade in search for Beirut blast survivor
Hopes of miracle fade in search for Beirut blast survivor

Rescue teams kept up their search for survivors in Beirut Saturday even as hopes raised by sensor readings of a pulse beneath the rubble of last month’s blast began to fade.The cataclysmic August 4 explosion in the port of Beirut killed at least 191 people, making it Lebanon’s deadliest peacetime disaster.One month on, seven people are still listed as missing.On Wednesday night, a sniffer dog deployed by Chilean rescuers detected a scent beneath a collapsed building in the heavily damaged Gemmayzeh neighbourhood adjacent to the port.High-tech sensors confirmed an apparent heartbeat and, a full…

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