Doctors of the EMERCOM airmobile hospital deployed in Beirut began treating 13 patients on the first day of work.
“The doctors received 13 patients, they were provided with all the necessary assistance. Testing for coronavirus was also carried out,” the headquarters said.
In addition, dog handlers with dogs from the Tsentrospas detachment of the Russian Emergencies Ministry have begun work on the rubble in the port of Beirut, where the explosion took place, a TASS correspondent reports.
Cynologists are looking for victims who may be under the rubble. Russian specialists and their wards have extensive experience in such work on earthquakes, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported earlier.
Employees of the “Centrospas” detachment of the EMERCOM of Russia began to open cracks in the rubble of the elevator in the port of Beirut, under which people may be, said the head of the detachment’s grouping Igor Akmaev.
“There is an opening of the cracks between the slabs, which are marked by the dogs, an inspection of those places is taking place,” he said, adding that there might be people there.
A powerful explosion in a warehouse in the port of Beirut thundered on 4 August. 137 people died, about 5 thousand were injured, dozens of them are reported missing. According to the Lebanese Ministry of Internal Affairs, the explosion was caused by the ignition of over 2.7 thousand tons of ammonium nitrate, which was confiscated by customs services six years ago, during welding.