A video in the midst of this horrific tragedy that happened in Lebanon is one instilling hope and restoring people’s faith in humanity. It is the video of a migrant worker, possibly a house help, who risked her life to save a child as a huge explosion shattered the windows of the house.
In the video, she can be seen cleaning a child’s room in Beirut with a vacuum cleaner, while the little girl is seen playing. However, the next instant, as the blast occurs, she grabs the child and runs inside. Hailing her for quick thinking and selfless act, netizens are calling her a ‘hero’.
Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab said the blast was caused by the ignition of more than 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored, insecurely at a warehouse.
“It is unacceptable that a shipment of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate has been present for six years in a warehouse, without taking preventive measures,” AFP quoting him as saying at a defense council meeting.
“It is unacceptable and we cannot remain silent on this issue.” Also Read – Massive Explosion Rocks Lebanon’s Beirut, Leaves Many Dead And Injured
The blast came at a time when Lebanon’s economy is facing collapse from the financial crisis and the coronavirus restrictions.
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