Woes of Beirut rescuers ‘microcosm’ of troubled Lebanon

Beirut (AFP) Oct 5, 2020
Fierce forest fires, a monster explosion that killed friends, then more Beirut blazes; Lebanon’s emergency services are reeling from a devastating year, but are determined to press on. Lebanese firefighter Afraa Obeid, a 27-year-old woman with long black hair, recounted how she lost her close friend Sahar Fares in the August 4 Beirut port blast. Sahar, Obeid’s fellow female emergency wor

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