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'Lucky to be alive': a couple injured in an explosion in Beirut endured 9 hours of operations

According to the report, a Beirut-based couple, whose apartment is about 2000 feet (600 m) from the site of the powerful blast, suffered a total of nine hours of surgery after being injured. Writes about it New York Post.

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Imad Khalil and Lina Alame are in the same room and say: they are lucky that they survived the explosion on Tuesday, August 4, in the port of the Lebanese capital. As a result, at least 154 people died and about 5000 were injured.

Imad underwent six hours of surgery, while his wife took three hours.

The apartment they bought two years ago was nearly destroyed after the explosion.

“I told my husband that something was wrong,” Lina recalls.

The couple began a live broadcast in which Lina can be heard telling her husband to come inside because she felt that something bad was about to happen.

A moment later, a ball of fire erupted, spewing out a cloud of smoke amid a series of small explosions. About half a minute later, a giant explosion swept through the city.

“All I remember is taking off into the air,” said Imad.

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Both stated that they lost consciousness in an atomic bomb-like explosion.

When Lina woke up, she saw that her husband, who was still unconscious, was bleeding profusely from the wounds from the glass on his body.

The woman has a fractured elbow, multiple cuts and a back injury, while Imad has a complex hip fracture.

When the husband woke up, he told his wife: "I am dying."

She said she tried to drag Imad to the exit, but was too weak, so she went down the stairs on her back.

Once on the street, Lina called for help from a policeman, who then, along with others, rushed upstairs to lower Imad. They used the door as a stretcher.

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