- A video has emerged on social media in which a woman could be seen giving birth during the explosion that rocked Beirut
- The massive explosion started shortly after the pregnant woman was wheeled to the theatre
- Health workers at the hospital were brave enough to continue with their work despite the fact that the building had been damaged and electricity cut off
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A video is circulating on social media of a woman who went into labour during the Beirut blast of Tuesday, August 4.
YEN.com.gh recalls that the massive explosion in Lebanon killed a lot of people and injured many others.
In the video making the rounds on social media, the pregnant woman named Emmanuelle was wheeled to the theatre, and 20 seconds later there was an explosion that damaged the hospital building and cut off electricity.
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Health workers were brave enough to continue with their work and the woman became a hero for giving birth to a baby boy amid the confusion going on in the whole of Beirut.
Speaking with BBC, Emmanuelle's husband Edmond Khnaisser said: "I was looking around to check where's my wife. All the ceiling was down, I was afraid she might be hurt, or the baby was hurt.
"We were moving to our labour room, as soon as we walked in they were preparing her bed with the nurses and doctors.
"It was like 20 seconds, they were getting everything prepared and thing around and we just heard the sound and everything was shattering around, the glass, the instruments, everything, nothing was there, nothing."
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported about a 79-year-old grandmother who could be seen playing her piano surrounded by debris in her home destroyed by the Beirut explosion.
In a video that went viral on social media, the grandmother identified as May Abboud Melki played "Auld Lang Syne" on her piano.
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In the video, furniture could be seen strewn about, the walls punctured with holes, while glass and debris were all over the floor.
The septuagenarian and her husband were not at home during the massive explosion.
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Source: Yen Ghana