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PORT BLAST ANNIVERSARY

Two years later, the wounds of Aug. 4 are still raw

Some of them lost loved ones. Some were wounded or disabled in the explosion, others worked as nurses on the front line. They talk about how they have tried to heal their emotional wounds, although they remain imprisoned by the memory of this date.

Two years later, the wounds of Aug. 4 are still raw

Tracy and Paul Naggear, in front of a portrait of little Alexandra, one of the youngest victims of the Aug. 4 explosion. (L'Orient-Le Jour/João Sousa)

Photos of little Alexandra, one of the youngest victims of Beirut port explosion, adorn the apartment where the Naggears live in Beit Mery. Tracy watches tenderly as her husband, Paul, cradles their four-month-old son Axel. On Aug. 3, 2021, one day...

Photos of little Alexandra, one of the youngest victims of Beirut port explosion, adorn the apartment where the Naggears live in Beit Mery. Tracy watches tenderly as her husband, Paul, cradles their four-month-old son Axel. On Aug. 3, 2021, one day...