Beirut May 12, 2008
The Lebanese Red Cross
Public Relations and Communication Department
The Lebanese Red Cross rescues 29 injured, transports 12 corpses
and evacuates 33 civilians
During the clashes that took place in many Lebanese areas, the LRC mobilized its emergency medical services to ( EMS) full capacity in order to carry-on the actions of relief and rescue. The crews, from 7 am on 11 may to 7 am of today (12 May 2008), were able to carry out the following:
In Beirut and Mount Lebanon: the LRC rescued 26 injuries from Shuwayfat, Baysour, Barouk, and Der Koubel to the nearby hospitals. The LRC also transported 12 corpses to the Beirut University Hospital and Shahhar hospital . Additionally, 16 emergency cases were conveyed from the clashes surroundings. Our crews are still working within the frame of search and rescue operations in the case of more victims .
Accordingly, the total numbers of victims rescued and/or conveyed by the Lebanese Red Cross in all regions are: 75 injuries, 36 corpses, 209 emergency cases, 4 onsite first aid cases, and 75 civilian evacuations.
It is important to assure that the emergency medical service crews are still mobilized and ready according to the national emergency plan, 450 first-aiders and 110 ambulances are fully mobilized and coordinated through operation rooms covering all the Lebanese territories.
Ayad El Mounzer
Director of Public Relations and communication