There’s a “good chance” of finding survivors of the Beirut explosion, said the French rescue team sent to Lebanon, according to AFP.
The team headed to Beirut in the aftermath of the massive explosion in Beirut's port on Tuesday that killed over 137 people and injured at least 5,000 others.
The blast rocked the city, causing billions of dollars worth of damage and leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless.
French President Emmanuel Macron also visited the country on Thursday.
“I guarantee you this - aid will not go to corrupt hands,” Macron told protesters in central Beirut two days after the city was devastated by a blast.
“I will talk to all political forces to ask them for a new pact. I am here today to propose a new political pact to them,” he said, after being greeted by crowds calling for an end to the “regime.”
Watch: French President Emmanuel Macron tells Lebanese crowds in downtown #Beirut that he will pitch a 'new political deal' to #Lebanon's leadership.#BeirutExplosionhttps://t.co/tiKzo9PxE2 pic.twitter.com/HlVGh0YnGT— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 6, 2020