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The number of rescuers killed in Beirut increased

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Число обнаруженных спасателями МЧС погибших в Бейруте увеличилось

The death toll in the explosion in Beirut, discovered by the rescuers of the EMERCOM of Russia has increased to eight. This is with reference to the press-release service, reports TASS.

“While working in the area of emergency rescuers and cynological services were surveyed 3 100 square meters of land, 6 800 square meters — with the help of unmanned aerial vehicles,” — said the Russian service.

Earlier, on 9 August it was reported that the Lebanese authorities no longer expect to find under blockages of live people, and on the purpose of the search are only the remains of the victims of the disaster.

The first plane EMERCOM of Russia with rescue and humanitarian aid on Board arrived at Beirut airport on the evening of 5 August. Only in the disaster area in Beirut employs more than 100 people, including dog trainers, psychologists to assist the victims of the explosion at the port also operates a mobile medical hospital of EMERCOM of Russia. While rescuers work around the clock in three shifts. The Agency admitted that can increase the grouping of rescuers.

The explosion in the Lebanese capital on August 4, occurred due to storage in a warehouse in the seaport capital of 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate. Explosives seized from a ship under the flag of one of the African countries because of the large debt of its owner in 2014. According to recent reports, the explosion killed at least 154 people and injured over five thousand. Dozens of people are reported missing.

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