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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