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Voice of America 5 Aug 2020

Man Rescued From Rubble After Beirut Blast

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One man in Beirut was rescued, Wednesday, August 5, from the rubble after being trapped for over 16 hours in the wake of a massive explosion.
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Beirut was already on the brink after a stalling economy left many in poverty. Now many are facing financial and emotional ruin.
Many anti-government protesters in Lebanon have been injured during demonstrations after the explosion that devastated Beirut.
Rescue workers resumed searching Friday in a building that collapsed following Beirut's deadly blast, after search teams received indications that it may contain survivors.
Lebanon's prime minister has resigned, along with the government, saying he is stepping back in order to stand with the people.
It is in the wake of the Beirut explosion, which Hassan Diab says was the result of a corrupt political system.
President Michel Aoun accepted Diab's resignation on Monday and asked the government to stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new cabinet was formed.
Protesters, unmoved by his words, have been back out on the streets.
The explosion on August 4 killed more than 200 people, injured thousands more, and left huge numbers homeless.

Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from Beirut.

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