Port worker is found bloodied and alive 30 hours after being blown into the sea by the chemical explosion in Beirut

A man who was blown into the sea when a devastating chemical blast tore through downtown Beirut yesterday has been found alive after 30 hours.

At least 137 people are known to have died in the blast, with more than 5,000 injured. Damage caused by the shock wave from the explosion is believed to have left at least 300,000 people homeless.

Multiple search and rescue teams, including those from the Lebanese Red Cross, continue to work through the rubble to find anyone who has been trapped.

On Thursday a missing port worker was Amin al-Zahed, plucked out of the Mediterranean by rescuers more than 30 hours after the explosion, according to local news reports.

In the photo posted on an Instagram page dedicated to locating missing residents, a member of a rescue team was pictured holding a man covered in blood on the deck of a ship, who is said to be al-Zahed.

The port worker was rushed to Rafic Hariri University Hospital in Beirut after his rescue, Al-Arabiya reported. His condition, and how he managed to survive the explosion is currently unknown.

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