At least 37 were killed in the blasts and over 200 were injured. ISIS later claimed responsibility.
However, one man’s story has been picked up particularly by local media reports and is now being shared across the internet.
RIP Adel Termos, he sacrificed himself by tackling a suicide bomber preparing to kill 100s in Beirut pic.twitter.com/HROS72JSL1
— Chris Ryan (@ChrisxRyan) November 15, 2015
According to Public Radio International, Adel Termos witnessed the first bombing. Then, the broadcaster said: “He made a split-second decision that saved countless lives.”
his name is Adel Termos who saved hundreds of lives today by trying to take down the suicide bomber in Lebanon pic.twitter.com/A0AYicnIPo
— racquel (@FTBABYSPICE) November 14, 2015
A local blogger named Elie Fares told the broadcaster that Termo tackled the second suicide bomber to the ground, causing him to detonate.
“There are many many families, hundreds of families probably, who owe their completeness to his sacrifice,” he said.
On Nov. 13, mourners at his funeral carried his body through the village of Tallussa.
There has been criticism of the media on social platforms for failing to apply the same attention to the bombings that killed Termos as they did to the attacks in Paris.