Czech rescue effort in Beirut continues

A 40-member Czech search and rescue team continues working in the harbour area in Beirut close to the epicentre of Tuesday’s devastating blast. So far they have not come across survivors and their mission is to sift through the debris in search of possible victims.

According to the head of the team, Jiří Čmakal, two of the specially trained dogs being used in the operation cut their paws on broken glass, but were able to continue in their work after getting treated by the team’s doctor.

The Czech rescue team will stay in the city for as long as it is needed.