- Aug 05, 2020
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All the Details of the Lebanon Beirut Massive Explosion
Details of the Lebanon Beirut Huge Blast
Lebanese authorities have said at least 78 people have been killed and some 4,000 wounded in a massive explosion at the port in the capital, Beirut.
The explosion on Tuesday sent shockwaves across the city, causing widespread damage even on the outskirts of the capital.
The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. Officials linked the explosion to some 2,700 tonnes of confiscated ammonium nitrate that were being stored in a warehouse at the port for six years.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun assembled the country's High Defence Council following the explosion.
US President Donald Trump said the huge explosion that shook Beirut appeared to be a "terrible attack."
Source: Al Jazeera
A Massive explosion rocked Lebanon’s capital Beirut on Tuesday 4th August 2020 with images of smoke billowing from the city center floating on social media. Some local TV stations were quoted as saying by Associated Press that the blast was at Beirut’s port. Shattering windows, knocking down doors and shaking buildings several hundred feet away. Lebanon’s health minister told journalists a ship carrying fireworks had blown up in the port, though the size of the blast heard across the country raised suspicions it might have resulted from a rocket strike or detonation of explosives - deliberate or otherwise. The source of the blast has not been confirmed
Images source: Al Jazeera