Israeli airstrike bombs refugee shelter; Between 20 to 65 feared dead. Details soon.
Sunday, July 30, 2006 Posted: 0738 GMT (1538 HKT)
TYRE, Lebanon (CNN) -- An Israeli airstrike hit a four-story
residential building used as a shelter by Lebanese refugees in the
southern Lebanese town of Qana Sunday morning, killing and wounding
more than 65 people, a Lebanese emergency official said.
The official -- speaking live on Al-Arabiya TV -- said the bodies of 15
dead had been pulled from the rubble but rescuers lacked the heavy
equipment to remove an estimated 50 people still trapped under the
"We can't do anything for them under the rubble because we do not have the right equipment," the unidentified official said.
A Lebanese security official told CNN that between 20 and 40 are known dead.
Most of the dead were gathered in the basement of the building when it
was hit by a missile, the official said. Women and children were among
the dead, he said.
Video broadcast by Arab TV showed the limp and bloodied bodies of woman
and children who appeared to be wearing night clothes. Many of these
bodies were under rubble in the basement of the building.
More at http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/07/30/mideast.main/index.html
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