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Lebanon: Elderly couple struggles with injuries after Beirut port explosions02:48

Lebanon: Elderly couple struggles with injuries after Beirut port explosions

Lebanon, Beirut
August 13, 2020 at 20:35 GMT -00:00 · Published

Badiaa Khandi, an 85-year-old Beirut resident, whose house was damaged by the port blasts last week, spoke on Thursday about the injuries she and her husband sustained following the incident.

"On the day of the explosion, I was inside arranging the bed, at the time when the explosion happened. The window has broken and the glass has scattered, some of it entered my eyes and fell on my head," said Badiaa.

Her husband who suffers from the diabetes and has limited mobility, got injured in his feet, back and ears. He also got brain concussion, which has affected his mental abilities, she explained.

The son of the elderly couple described the situation of his parents to be "tragic".

Deadly explosions that rocked the city's port area last week, killed at least 200 people, injuring thousands more.

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.

Lebanon: Elderly couple struggles with injuries after Beirut port explosions02:48
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Badiaa Khandi, an 85-year-old Beirut resident, whose house was damaged by the port blasts last week, spoke on Thursday about the injuries she and her husband sustained following the incident.

"On the day of the explosion, I was inside arranging the bed, at the time when the explosion happened. The window has broken and the glass has scattered, some of it entered my eyes and fell on my head," said Badiaa.

Her husband who suffers from the diabetes and has limited mobility, got injured in his feet, back and ears. He also got brain concussion, which has affected his mental abilities, she explained.

The son of the elderly couple described the situation of his parents to be "tragic".

Deadly explosions that rocked the city's port area last week, killed at least 200 people, injuring thousands more.

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.

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