Survivors of Beirut’s explosion endure psychological scars

first_imgBEIRUT (AP) — Beirut’s massive explosion in August killed more than 200 people and injured thousands, but it wreaked perhaps even wider damage to mental health among Lebanese. Many of those who lived through it struggle with depression or symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Thunderstorms or the frequent sound of Israeli warplane flyovers cause terror among some, forcing them to relive the blast. The explosion was unique even for conflict-scarred Lebanon, with tens of thousands of people experiencing the same traumatic event. It comes on top of multiple other crises causing stress, including an economic meltdown and the pandemic. Demand for therapists has ballooned even as many are unable to get treatment.last_img read more

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Fire at Brazilian club Flamengo’s training center reportedly leaves 10 dead

first_imgFirefighters have battled a major fire at Flamengo’s training centre.Local reports in Brazil indicate 10 people are feared dead and others are seriously injured at the Urubu’s Nest, which also provides accomodation for some of the club’s young players. The Rio-based club tweeted a message from its official account that said simply, “Flamengo is in mourning.” pic.twitter.com/1jar34OXKU— Flamengo (@Flamengo) February 8, 2019The fire broke out in the early hours of Friday morning, with fire department chief Douglas Henaut confirming it happened at the lodgings.”The identification of the victims will be made later by the Civil Police,” Henaut told TV Globo.Former Flamengo forward Vinicius Junior, now at Real Madrid, posted about the incident on social media. “What sad news! Pray for everyone!,” Vinicius wrote on Twitter.Que notícia triste! Oremos por todos! Força, força e força — Vinicius Jr (@vini11Oficial) February 8, 2019The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) also offered a message of support.”Our solidarity and prayers for the families affected,” the CBF wrote on Twitter.last_img read more

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