Lebanon’s capital city, Beirut, has been hit by a massive explosion that left the city in panic and chaos. According to reports, the explosion was equivalent to a 3.3 magnitude earthquake.
The explosion occurred at the city’s port area and according to latest updates, about 78 people have been killed and over 4000 people are wounded. Many people are missing and
Reports also mention that Ammonium nitrate was stored in the port which had caused the explosion. However, investigations are ongoing. As this is a breaking story, more updates are to follow.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Lebanon.
Below are some videos posted online regarding this shocking blast:
— Tas⁷𖧵₀₃₂₅ (@hanijeoni) August 4, 2020
This is horrific 🤯 praying for the safety of the people in Beirut 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/w2f5V0YJ4a
— Amra Olević Reyes (@amrezy) August 4, 2020
— SANTOSH💞💥 (@santoshkr_08) August 4, 2020
The photographer who trying to document this video he died 💔
Pray for Lebanon .
— Janna 🇵🇸 (@jannamahmoud3) August 4, 2020
#Beirut explosion was caused by an estimated 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate left unsecured for 6 years in a warehouse after it was confiscated by the authorities.
The explosion occurred while welding a warehouse opening to prevent theft. pic.twitter.com/MtHjCBYsN7
— NewsNewsNews (@NewsNewsNews999) August 4, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lebanon.