Reuters senior TV producer Ayat Basma on covering the explosion that shook Beirut to its core
On The Debrief: She was bloody, lying on the ground, thinking ‘I don’t want to die.’ Then, ‘the adrenaline kicked in’ and she began filming the injured and the aftermath caused when 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded in Beirut’s port. Basma’s images were some of the first the world would see from the #beirutexplosion. #TheDebrief
PAN reader, Reuters photographer, Kevin Coombes commented on social media on viewing the film: “And that’s how we roll. Inspiring interview with Reuters producer Ayat Basma”.