Czech rescuers to help in Beirut

36 members of the Urban Search and Rescue team should arrive in the Lebanese capital devastated by yesterday's explosion around 9 p.m. CET.

The team is trained to rescue people buried in ruins. In addition to rescuers, the group also includes five rescue cynologists, a structural engineer, and a doctor.

They should spend at least five days in Beirut - according to the rescuers, after this time, the hopes of finding more survivors are slim. The team will be using five dogs, as well as echo sounders and cameras.

According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček (ČSSD - Czech Social Democratic Party), Czechia will send to Lebanon 10 million crowns as a humanitarian aid and also provide material aid.

The Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch (ANO/independent) offered to Lebanon the option of treating ten patients at Czech burn clinics.