Prague sends team to help find survivors in Beirut

The Czech Republic is sending a special team trained in freeing people from collapsed buildings to Beirut, following a devastating explosion in the city on Tuesday, the minister of the interior, Jan Hamáček, said on Twitter. Mr. Hamáček said that Lebanon had accepted the Czech offer of aid.

Thirty-seven Czech specialists operating as part of the country’s fire service, including dog handlers, are due to fly out to the Lebanese capital on Wednesday afternoon. At least 100 people were killed and around 4,000 injured in Tuesday’s blast.

Author: Ian Willoughby