As a devastating blast tore across Beirut after a warehouse explosion, Emmanuelle Khnaisser prepared to give birth to a baby boy while the hospital shook and windows were shattered.
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Her husband Edmound Khnaisser captured the moments on camera before their son was delivered safe and well. In a social media post, the new father praised the efforts of the doctors and nurses adding that: 'My son George was born under a catastrophic blast, I did not believe we came out alive.'
The explosion has killed at least 157 people, left thousands homeless and caused up to $15bn (£11bn) worth of damage to the capital
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