Beirut blast: The mother in labour during explosion – BBC News

Emmanuelle was getting ready to give birth at St George’s hospital in Beirut when an explosion rocked Lebanon’s capital.

Her husband Edmond captured the terrifying ordeal on camera. He spoke to BBC World News about what happened.

Their son, George, arrived shortly after. Mum and baby are both doing well.

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In This Story: Lebanon

Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in the Levant region of Western Asia, and the transcontinental region of the Middle East.

The official language, Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon. Its capital is Beirut.

Lebanon was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945 and is a member of the Arab League (1945), the Non-Aligned Movement (1961), Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (1969), and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (1973).

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