With most of the world’s attention fixed on the series of shocking attacks in Paris, many have overlooked the horrific events that unfolded in Beirut on Thursday…
At least 41 people were killed and 200 injured, many seriously, after two suicide bombers set off their explosive devices on a busy street in the Lebanese capital. But a hero has emerged from this tragedy and his actions could have saved countless lives…
Adel Termos was walking with his daughter when he heard the first blast. A bomb had been detonated and it was sheer carnage. As he noticed a second bomber set to detonate he made a split-second decision to attack the bomber.
This act of courage killed him, but he has been hailed as a hero after his sacrifice likely saved dozens, if not hundreds of lives. And the news of his daughter’s survival has today been celebrated by thousands.
A Beirut-based physician Elie Fares told PRI that “many families, hundreds of families probably owe their completeness to his sacrifice.”
Isis quickly took to social media to claim responsibility for the attack, but this is yet to be verified. Many have taken to Twitter to hail Termos as a hero and to remember his selfless act and other victims.
— Saima Mohsin (@SaimaMohsin) November 15, 2015
— malini mehra (@malinimehra) November 14, 2015
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Tammam Salam condemned the attacks as “unjustifiable” and called on his citizens to unite against “plans to create strife”.
The bombing is the deadliest in the capital since the end of Lebanon’s civil war in 1990.
The attacks in Paris and Beirut are only the latest in a wave of terrorism that has swept the globe in recent months.