Ahmed Staifi’s wife fled the relentless bombing in neighboring Syria only to die in the biggest explosion ever to hit Beirut.
“My wife called me and said Ahmed, ‘I’m fleeing the war and coming to you’ in Lebanon, but death followed her here,” the #Syrian father of four tells his ordeal of losing his wife and two of his four daughters in the #Beirut explosion.https://t.co/QdI5mbelKH pic.twitter.com/oq92lr0eFq— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 11, 2020
Watch: The closest footage of the devastating blasts that rocked #Beirut a day earlier has emerged, according to live video shot by two Lebanese citizens living in an apartment opposite the port where the explosions erupted.#Lebanonhttps://t.co/9zqOn4zRCR pic.twitter.com/bzMv3Z9XzR— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 5, 2020
Ahmed Staifi poses for a picture in front of the house were his wife and two of his daughters were killed. (Reuters)