A hero nurse saved three newborn babies as a mega-explosion in Beirut rocked a hospital while flattening buildings and knocking people off their feet.
The nurse was seen cradling the infants in her arms while she was on the phone in a reception area “surrounded by dozens of bodies and wounded” amid scenes of devastation across the city.
The woman is wearing blue scrubs and a protective face mask, due to the coronavirus pandemic, in the snap taken by photographer Bilal Marie Jawish at the Lebanese capital’s Saint George Hospital University Medical Center.
The photographer wrote on Facebook that he has covered “lots of wars” but he had never witnessed anything like the Beirut blast – and the hero nurse – before.
The explosion killed four nurses and injured about 200 patients, visitors and staff as it left the hospital non-operational.
It suffered significant damage and was without electricity in the hours after the explosion, which killed about 100 people, injured about 4,000 more and left dozens missing.
Source: Daily Mail