Lebanon Beirut explosion today : Massive explosion shakes Lebanon’s capital; at least 50 dead, thousands injured

Lebanon Beirut explosion today : Massive explosion shakes Lebanon’s capital; at least 50 dead, thousands injured

Lebanon Beirut blast: Massive explosion shakes Lebanon’s capital

 

A huge explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 50 people and injuring thousands more while flattening much of the port, destroying buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom skyward.

The cause of the explosion remains uncertain. The Lebanese Red Cross tweeted that more than 30 teams responded to the site of the explosion with ambulances.

The health minister said at least 50 people were killed and more than 2,700 injured.

Lebanese Red Cross official George Kettana said the injured were taken to hospitals outside the capital because their facilities had capacity. He estimated the death toll at hundreds, but said he did not have exact figures for the dead or injured.

Abbas Ibrahim, Lebanese public security chief, said the explosion could have been caused by explosive materials that were seized from a ship some time ago and stored in the port. Local television station LBC said the substance was sodium nitrate.

The explosion was incredible even in a city that witnessed civil war, suicide bombings and Israeli bombing. It can be heard and felt even after Cyprus, over 180 miles across the Mediterranean.

“It was a real horror sight. I haven’t seen anything like it since the days of the (civil) war,” said Marwan Ramadan, who was about 550 meters from the port, and had a force cast. at his feet. Explosion.

Witnesses said they saw a strange orange cloud over the site after the explosion. Orange clouds of poisonous nitrogen dioxide gas often accompany an explosion containing nitrates.

A video clip taken by residents showed a fire burning in the harbor and sending out a huge column of smoke, lit by flashes of what appeared to be fireworks. Local TV stations reported that a fireworks shop was involved.

Then, it appeared that the fire was burning in a nearby building, which led to a more massive explosion, which resulted in a mushroom cloud and a shock wave.

A few hours after the explosion, ambulances were still transporting the wounded. Officials said the city’s hospitals were full of capacity.

The afternoon explosion rocked several districts of the capital and thick smoke billowed from the city center. Residents reported that windows smashed and balconies and roofs collapsed. The explosion appeared to be centered around the Port of Beirut, causing extensive damage and shattering windows for miles.

Tire: Huge explosions in the rocks of Beirut with extensive damage and injuries

A civil defense official at the site of the blast said his men had taken dozens of people to hospitals and there were still bodies inside the port, many under the rubble.

Associated Press workers at the scene said dozens of ambulances transported the injured from the port area, where the injured lay on the ground. Hospitals demanded blood donation.

Witnesses said they saw a strange orange cloud over the site after the explosion. Orange clouds of poisonous nitrogen dioxide gas often accompany an explosion containing nitrates.

A video clip taken by residents showed a fire burning in the harbor and sending out a huge column of smoke, lit by flashes of what appeared to be fireworks. Local TV stations reported that a fireworks shop was involved.

Then, it appeared that the fire was burning in a nearby building, which led to a more massive explosion, which resulted in a mushroom cloud and a shock wave.

A few hours after the explosion, ambulances were still transporting the wounded. Officials said the city’s hospitals were full of capacity.

The afternoon explosion rocked several districts of the capital and thick smoke billowed from the city center. Residents reported that windows smashed and balconies and roofs collapsed. The explosion appeared to be centered around the Port of Beirut, causing extensive damage and shattering windows for miles.

Tire: Huge explosions in the rocks of Beirut with extensive damage and injuries

A civil defense official at the site of the blast said his men had taken dozens of people to hospitals and there were still bodies inside the port, many under the rubble.

 

reported by foxnews

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