The funeral procession was held in Lebanon on Friday, August 21, of a firefighter who was one of a group of ten killed while responding to the Beirut blast on August 4.
Joe Bou Saab was among the first 10 responders, comprising nine firefighers and a paramedic, to the initial fire that took place at the port before the giant explosion. Though some remain missing, all are presumed to have died in the blast.
Local reports said Saab’s colleagues received his coffin wrapped in a Lebanese flag at the fire brigade headquarters in Karantina, Beirut, which they carried in turn. The procession then headed to Ain el-Rammaneh where he grew up, reports said, where locals can be seen applauding and celebrating what they describe as his martyrdom.
The funeral procession was then due to go to his hometown Damour, where he will be buried. Credit: Perla Antonios via Storyful