Beirut was the scene of a symbolic vigil and religious tributes that Friday that coincided with the first month since the massive explosion that destroyed the port of Beirut and caused nearly two hundred deaths, on a day also marked by the search for a possible survivor was under the rubble.
In the port, the army observed a minute’s silence in memory of the victims of the tragedy. The tribute also paralyzed a street around 6:07 p.m. local time, just as a warehouse containing 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded.
The church bells have rung to pay tribute to the victims, including from the loudspeakers of mosques where verses from the Koran were recited.
In the vicinity of the port, the rescue teams unsuccessfully completed the second day this Friday in search of a possible survivor after Chilean experts discovered signs of life in one of the collapsed buildings in the Gemmayze district.