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Lebanon: Russian EMERCOM sets up airmobile hospital in Beirut01:12

Lebanon: Russian EMERCOM sets up airmobile hospital in Beirut

Lebanon, Beruit
August 6, 2020 at 13:26 GMT -00:00 · Published

The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) set up an airmobile hospital on Thursday to help Beirut recover from the massive blasts that rocked the port area of the city on Tuesday. Doors opened for the first patients at 15:00 local time (12:00 GMT).

There are reportedly 50 beds, surgical, intensive care, diagnostic and advisory units. The hospital is able to function 14 days on a self-sufficient basis.

Earlier four out of five planned planes landed in Beirut with medical supplies and specialists on board. All in all, 150 specialists including doctors, rescuers and psychologists are planned to be deployed in Lebanon to help alleviate the consequences of the blasts.

Two huge explosions rocked the port of Beirut on Tuesday evening. According to the latest data the blast killed more than 135 people and left about 5,000 wounded, while many more remain missing.

The blasts are thought to have been caused by the still unexplained ignition of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive chemical material which was reportedly stored without precautionary measures at the port, according to Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab.

Lebanon: Russian EMERCOM sets up airmobile hospital in Beirut01:12
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The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) set up an airmobile hospital on Thursday to help Beirut recover from the massive blasts that rocked the port area of the city on Tuesday. Doors opened for the first patients at 15:00 local time (12:00 GMT).

There are reportedly 50 beds, surgical, intensive care, diagnostic and advisory units. The hospital is able to function 14 days on a self-sufficient basis.

Earlier four out of five planned planes landed in Beirut with medical supplies and specialists on board. All in all, 150 specialists including doctors, rescuers and psychologists are planned to be deployed in Lebanon to help alleviate the consequences of the blasts.

Two huge explosions rocked the port of Beirut on Tuesday evening. According to the latest data the blast killed more than 135 people and left about 5,000 wounded, while many more remain missing.

The blasts are thought to have been caused by the still unexplained ignition of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive chemical material which was reportedly stored without precautionary measures at the port, according to Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab.

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