A picture might worth one million words. A picture doesn't exaggerate or underestimate truth.
The following pictures are for McClatchy old office at Hamra Hotel where the explosion happened on Jan. 25 afternoon. This is the place where our company used to work since 2003.
I took this picture for the reporters' room from the small balcony of the office . The explosion took place almost in front of the balcony. The small balcony did not give me enough space to cover the whole office. My deskwas just at the place of the TV. My death was almost certain. if it was not by the explosion, it would be by the flying glass shrapnel which would be flying death that harvest the lives it faces.
This room used to be our living room where we have meals. The TV survived from the explosion because it was protected by the wall. The blast dis-joined the aluminum window into two parts. Can anyone imagine the huge and massive power of the blast!!