The emergency services are fighting against the clock for almost 100 people who are missing after the explosions in the port of Beirut on Tuesday afternoon, in which around 150 dead and 5,000 injured.
“We are doing everything we can because we believe there may be people still alive trapped, but so far we have only found deadly remains,” said one of the rescuers from Beirut, who has been working non-stop for 48 hours.
However, he is aware that “it may be too late for people who are still trapped”, indicating that it will be difficult to arrive on time despite the announcement of the arrival of international rescuers.
Relatives of the disappeared gather around “Ground Zero” in the hope of finding survivors. They can’t pass because the place is completely cordoned off, but they still stay there.