Watch: Video captures mother in labor as Beirut explosion destroys hospital room


Emmanuelle Khnaître was preparing to give birth as devastating explosion hit Beirut on Tuesday and ripped open her hospital room, her husband Edmound told Reuters. Edmound captured the incident – including the safe birth of their baby boy – on video.The video shows hospital windows smashing right after Emmanuelle was taken to the delivery room. Edmound continues to film the scene even as he is shaken by the explosion.

“My son George was born in a catastrophic explosion, I didn’t believe we came out alive,” Edmound told Reuters.

Doctors and nurses – working in near darkness after the blasts – were able to safely deliver the baby boy, whom the couple named George, Edmound said. Edmound took photos of the entire process, later congratulating hospital staff on social media, Reuters reports.


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