With a mix of grief andLebanese nationals all over the world have entered a period of mourning following the on August 4, which killed at least 171 people, injured thousands and plunged Lebanon into a deeper political crisis.
Adding to the trauma, residents of Beirut have taken on much of thethemselves, bandaging their wounds and retrieving what’s left of their homes.
While bereaved family members are grieving their loved ones, others continue frantic searches for the missing. As the death toll from the explosion continues to rise, hopes anyone could have survived so long under the debris are starting to fade.
Krystel el Adem
Immediately after the explosion, Krystel el Adem, 35, called her father, asking for help. She was inside her apartment alone, stuck under the debris.