Beirut explosion photos
A huge explosion rocked Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday. At least 100 people have been killed and nearly 4,000 injured, officials said. The death toll is expected to rise as searches are carried out for those missing.
Buildings collapsed and glass shattered as helicopters and firefighters blanketed the blaze in the city’s harbor. On Wednesday, residents take stock of the damage and start cleaning up debris in the Lebanese capital.
A military helicopter dropped water at the site of the blast, which occurred on Tuesday, and hit the port of Beirut on Wednesday. The people of Beirut woke up to a scene of great destruction on Wednesday, a day after a massive explosion that sent shock waves through the Lebanese capital, killing dozens and injuring thousands.
On Wednesday, people clear the rubble of Saint George Maronite Cathedral after a massive explosion in Beirut on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, women wear masks and gloves to stand among the rubble in Beirut’s Gemmayze neighborhood. The area was badly damaged by the powerful explosion the day before.
A man walks through a wreckage near the site of the explosion in Lebanon on Tuesday. At least 70 people were killed and at least 2,700 people were injured. The explosion shattered windows and damaged buildings across large areas of Beirut.
The explosion destroyed a silo in the port of Beirut. The Lebanese Red Cross said that after several hours, emergency teams could not reach all of the injured in their homes.
reported by npr