After the blast last Tuesday, many people were reported missing. It took some hours before people could locate their family members at different hospitals scattered across Beirut. Unfortunately, many still remain missing.
It was soon reported that the bodies of victims who were on the scene were lost at sea.
Miraculously, one port worker, Amine Al Zahid, was found alive 30 hours after the explosion. It must have been glorious news for his family. However, his wife and two children never got to see him before he was pronounced dead.
However, they could not locate him until it was too late. It took about five days until his family members learned that he had passed away at the Al Zahra hospital.
They were not able to see him or spend the last moments of his life with him after he was found with signs of life after 30 hours.
According to the hospital, he was brought in by an ambulance on Sunday with a serious head injury. He was dead on arrival the hospital told the family.
But where was he between the time he was rescued until he died? This remains a mystery.
His family had visited every hospital looking for him to no avail. And most importantly, why wasn’t he immediately taken to a hospital and why wasn’t his family informed?