Morocco’s ambassador to Lebanon narrowly escaped the explosion in Beirut on Tuesday (August 4th). He gave his testimony on Wednesday during a program on TV.
The Moroccan diplomat was a guest of the Lebanese public television station. He returned to this explosion which left more than 180 dead and thousands of injured.
According to Mhammed Grine, it was not far from the port before the deadly incident occurred. “I left the city center (down town) 15 minutes before the explosion. I heard the sound of the explosion as I was about to enter a shopping center”, he said.
Following the explosion, the diplomat found himself faced with a dilemma: entering the mall (in the event of a terrorist attack) and leaving this center (if it was an earthquake or an explosion inside the building).
10 seconds later, he finally came out of the mall to assess, along with the crowd, the extent of the damage. “I saw the fear in the eyes of the people. These moments shared with the Lebanese, between life and death, will remain forever etched in my memory,” he added.