Relatives remember loved ones who died in Beirut explosion

But it wasn’t the case,” Habchi Guedikian said. The hospital, located less than a mile from the explosion, sustained severe damage. But the current economic situation in Lebanon made it hard for him to find something else. Life has no taste now that you’re gone.”

Fares devoted herself to public service and had managed to break into the nearly all-male world of the Beirut Fire Brigade, The New York Times reported.Karaan told BBC News he called Fares after she sent him a video showing him the fire that consumed a warehouse at the Port of Beirut. “The little boy holding my hand was so lost and afraid. While bereaved family members are grieving their loved ones, others continue frantic searches for the missing. He was severely injured by the blast and eventually died from his injuries. Gemma had just one more day of treatment left before she could leave the hospital. Fares was planning her wedding with Gilbert Karaan, who she was set to marry next summer. Nazih el Adem rushed to his car and drove toward his daughter’s apartment. Instead, her heartbroken fiance and family recently marched alongside her coffin and gave her the wedding party she will never have. “I saw his soul leaving his body. “Who could replace her? Akiki, who was engaged politically and supported the Lebanese revolution, dreamt of a better future for his country and wanted to improve his parents’ and his own life. He majored in electrical engineering. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox

Krystel el Adem 

This image shows the funeral for Krystel el Adem. Her fiance, Karaan, now wears it around his neck.  “I was going to marry her in a white dress. She was as strong as a hundred men. Beirut will never be the same again. He and his son’s birthday as well as his wedding anniversary, all fall during the summer months. So, he held on to the job he had.” “He was sadly a victim of the Lebanese government’s nonchalance,” he added.  Jihad Saade Jihad Saade and his wife, Souha, were at a hospital looking after their 6-year-old daughter, Gemma, who was being treated for lymphoma, according to a family friend, who asked to remain anonymous. There are no words. When he was finally able to get her to a nearby hospital, they were turned away because the building had been severely damaged by the blast, Fayad said. He eventually traveled to Beirut to see his daughter and his son, Karl. Delia had already left us when her brother arrived.”Habchi Guedikian called Delia the “most loving, humble, compassionate person,” and “one of the purest and most beautiful souls one could ever meet.”She said Delia was torn between staying and leaving Lebanon, hoping for a better future for her family. “I told her to run again if there was something wrong. “You broke my back, my love, you broke my heart. I’m numb… But her father wasn’t able to ride with her because the ambulance was full of victims, Fayad said. He identified Krystel by the bracelets she wore on her left wrist.”After performing CPR on her, Krystel’s dad refused to wash her blood off his mouth. Now, Souha blames herself for breaking the promise she had made to her son that both her and his dad would be there to celebrate his birthday, the family friend said. He worked as an electrician at the city’s port to pay for his college tuition fees. She was a victim of our corrupt government. Trending News

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Hong Kong leader admits U.S. As he reached the center of the capital, scattered debris made the roads impossible to access, so he abandoned his car and ran to his daughter’s building, Fayad said.El Adem, a cardiologist, performed CPR on his daughter, who was slowly losing consciousness. The night of the blast, she was in the living room with her 15-year-old daughter, 8-year-old son, and her daughter’s best friend, according to her sister-in-law, Suzanne Habchi Guedikian. She did not choose to leave the world this way.” Joseph Akiki View this post on Instagram A post shared by Joe Akiki (@joe.akikii) on May 16, 2017 at 2:26am PDT
One month before the explosion, Joe Akiki turned 23. That’s what Krystel spent her last day alive doing. First, her daughter’s diagnosis. I had never seen such a look on his face. I wanted to move (him) to a different hospital,” Souha Saade said in an interview with Russia Today. But there was no answer.” In a panic and fearing the building would collapse, they ran from the building for help, barefoot in the glass. Souha and Gemma were unharmed. Delia’s children are staying with relatives for the time being. Now, she has to go back to an empty home, without her husband to lean on. “I will keep on waiting because I know that Joe Akiki is strong, Joe Akiki is a hero,” she said. The friend of Delia’s daughter, in a Facebook post, wrote about what happened when the explosion hit: “Her mom Delia was trying to get us away from the glass and the windows but unfortunately while she was trying to get to safety with us, the (whole) house exploded. Helping others. She told him, ‘Dad, save me.'” Dr. I saw it, but I didn’t surrender. I have no feelings. Later that night, he received a call from Krystel’s coworker, who was also searching for her at a local morgue. “My husband and I will always look after them as if they were our own,” she added.”Our hearts are shattered into pieces. We hope that the loss we have suffered will inspire us to pick up the pieces and build a better future for our children.”
First published on August 12, 2020 / 3:49 PM His cheeks had become so red, and the look in his eyes fractured my heart into thousands of pieces,” she wrote. Summertime had always been synonymous with joy and celebration for Jihad Saade’s family. That was the last time he saw his daughter alive.El Adem spent the rest of the night searching for his daughter in hospitals across the city. It was the last thing he had left of his daughter,” Fayad said.Up until 2013, el Adem lived in Geneva, Switzerland, where she had built a successful career in private wealth management at Goldman Sachs. “She missed her roots, her culture, her people. Later that evening, Delia’s brother, rushed to the apartment to find his sister. Instead, I buried her in a white coffin,” Karaan told BBC News. She believed in our country and in its soul. The 35-year-old was inside her apartment alone, stuck under a closet that had fallen on top of her, her longtime friend, Greta Fayad, told CBS News. She believed that if every successful Lebanese left, who would be left to help this country become a better place?” Fady Fayad, a close friend, said.The night of the explosion, she was supposed to be at her parent’s home in Jounieh, an area about 20 miles north of Beirut that was less damaged by the blast. “The Lebanese people have been through a lot. The emergency medical worker died in the explosion that followed, BBC News reported. She started running. She was running and was shouting, ‘Run, run run!'”Seconds later, he said, he heard the sound of the explosion, and “the phone went dead.”Fares’ engagement ring was found with her body. “And then, he disappeared,” Beaino said. But we will rise again, and we will make sure those whose lives were taken did not die in vain.”Greta Fayad said she disagrees with those who consider the blast victims martyrs. “To me, she was not a martyr. “He worked to pay for his college fees, in order to succeed in life and help his community through his education. Hours before the blast, he called his mother to let her know he wouldn’t be coming home that night – he had picked up an overnight shift at the port. Saade lived in Nigeria, where he was raised and where he worked to provide for his family. But she made the decision to leave the economic safety and stability of life in Europe to go back home. “When her dad called, she pleaded for help. “He spent all his time by his daughter’s bedside, without leaving her for one second. His parents could not afford the laptop after his classes had switched online due to the coronavirus pandemic.”She spent all day with him and his mother explaining how to work a laptop. Akiki sent a video to close friends before the blast, showing a fire at the port. It was too late… Courtesy of Fady Fayad

Immediately after the explosion, Krystel el Adem’s father called her to make sure she was safe. This is a beautiful testament to the empathetic, helpful, caring soul she was,” Fayad said.”It’s impossible to imagine that a girl who loved life that much ended up losing it this way,” Fayad’s husband, Fady, said. Our lives will never be the same again. She wasn’t moving and her eyes were closed. “The job at the port wasn’t his dream job,” Beaino said. Everything happened in front of our eyes as we were screaming our lungs out for Delia. على غيابك طفّولي عيوني يلي كنت شوفك فيهن❤️ على غيابك ضحكتي يلي كنتي سببها راحت ❤️ على غيابك احلامي يلي رسمناها سوا تفجرت ❤️ قتلوكي وقتلو معن حلمي و اهدافي ومستقبلي وعيلتنا يلي كنا حا نأسسها بعد كم شهر ❤️ استشهادك اخدك بالجسد وترك روحك معي واخد روحي وتركني جسد بلا روح ❤️ الله لا يسامح يلي حرمني منك ومن جمالك ومن ضحكتك ومن حنيتك ❤️ بحبك قد الدني ولا تخلص الدني ويجمعني فيكي فوق ونكفي مشوارنا يلي وعدنا مار شربل انو نكفي سوا ❤️ لتكن مشيئتك يا رب ❤️ #الشهيدة_المسعفة_البطلة_سحر_فارس #عروس_بيروت #عروس_فوج_اطفاء_بيروت #عروس_لبنان A post shared by G I L B E R T K A R A A N (@gilbert.karaan) on Aug 8, 2020 at 2:58pm PDT
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Patients were being transferred from the hospital and Krystel was transported to another facility. “This is Souha’s second (shock) from 2020. “Our hearts are shattered into pieces”: Relatives remember loved ones who died in Beirut explosion

By natacha larnaud

August 18, 2020 / 1:04 PM
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With a mix of grief and rage, Lebanese nationals all over the world have entered a period of mourning following the powerful blast 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 the cleanup themselves, bandaging their wounds and retrieving what’s left of their homes. “He called me immediately. She had purchased a laptop for a teenage boy she knew from a church organization. How could she be killed this way?” Delia Guedikian Papazian

Delia Guedikian Papazian, right, her son and daughter. 

Suzanne Habchi Guedikian

Delia Guedikian Papazian, 44, lived on the ninth floor of a building facing the port. Jihad Saade


Saade, 44, was standing next to a window when the explosion rocked the city, the friend said. But Krystel had a last-minute change of plans, Fayad said. He would just go home to shower, and go back to be with her,” the friend said. As the death toll from the explosion continues to rise, hopes anyone could have survived so long under the debris are starting to fade. It’s just heartbreaking.” Sahar Fares View this post on Instagram عروستي الحلوة❤️يا ملاكي الحارس ❤️ اشتقتلك كتير اول مرة من ٧ سنين بيقطع ٥ ايام بلا ما شوفك واسمع صوتك. His mother, who had lost another child aged 5, appeared on Lebanese TV, saying she was full of hope that her son will be found alive. “We were hoping she was only injured. Habchi Guedikian said he could hear screaming from all corners of the building. A wedding band played at the funeral procession, which aired on Lebanese national TV.”Everything you wanted will be present except you in a white wedding dress,” Karaan wrote on Instagram. At that point, he didn’t think much of it, said Charbel Beaino, a family friend. Akiki was missing for several days before his body was recovered.