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Searchers Find No Sign of Survivor in Beirut Rubble

Middle East|Searchers Find No Sign of Survivor in Beirut RubbleThe searchers said there were no new indications that anyone was alive in the rubble of a historic house that was destroyed by the blast, despite possible signs of life reported earlier.Sept. 5, 2020, 7:05 p.m. ETImageRescuers searched the site of a collapsed building in Beirut on Saturday after getting signals that there might be a survivor under the rubble.Credit…Hassan Ammar/Associated PressBEIRUT, Lebanon — Rescue workers who had spent days searching for a possible survivor in a building destroyed by a huge explosion last month all but gave up hope on Saturday, saying they had no new indications that anyone was alive under the rubble.The search had captivated Lebanon since a sniffer dog named Flash drew rescue workers to the building, providing a dramatic glimmer of hope a month after the blast tore through Beirut, devastating residential neighborhoods and killing more than 190 people.But that hope has since faded, as rescue workers dug day and night through piles of rubble in a historic house destroyed by the blast, finding nothing.“Technically speaking, there are no signs of life,” Francisco Lermanda, the coordinator of Topos, a rescue group from Chile, told r
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