Not all heroes wear capes: a woman saves a girl during the explosion in Beirut | Video

Not all heroes wear capes: viral video of a woman saves a girl during the explosion in Beirut
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A shocking video, in which a woman saves the life of a girl in a matter of seconds during a devastating explosion at the port of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, went viral.

In the horrifying images, captured by a security camera, you can see the babysitter vacuuming the room, while the little girl plays quietly in front of her.

Suddenly, a strong explosive wave breaks through the building. The maid, in turn, grabs the girl and runs out of the room. Network users praised the babysitter’s sacrifice and bravery.

The massive explosion, which occurred on August 4 in Beirut’s port area, claimed the lives of at least 135 people and injured some 5,000. In addition, some 300,000 residents of the Lebanese capital were left homeless as a result of the tragedy.