Beirut Lebanon Blast | The horrific bomb blast on Tuesday, 4 August evening in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, shook the entire city. The explosion has caused havoc, devasted for about 10 kilometers. About 78 people died in this blast. Around four thousand people have also been reported injured. A preliminary investigation has revealed that about 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, which used to make firecrackers, is the main cause of the explosion.
What's Going on In Lebanon?
- Massive Blast Happened last night Tuesday evening in Beirut, Capital of Lebanon.
- Around 78 people died in the blast in Lebanon, about four thousand people were also reported injured.
- The Lebanese health minister has expressed fears of a terrorist attack, such as rocket strike or explosive blowout.
The Lebanese government is taking this as an accident. Relief work is going on. However, whether it is a blast incident or a terrorist conspiracy, there is no strong evidence about it yet.
Earlier, the Health Minister of Lebanon told the media that the sound of the blast has been heard throughout the country. They expressed the possibility of a terrorist attack such as a rocket strike or an explosive blow.
There is a video of Lebanon Beirut Blast uploaded by BBC from different angles. See the video down below:
The blast in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, got killed at least 70 people and injured more than 4,000 people, the health minister says.
According to Lebanese Prime Minister Hasan Diab, the cause of the explosion was 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate. The explosion was so powerful that the surrounding buildings caught fire. Cars overturned and smashed into the mirrors of people's homes and window-doors.
According to Lebanese chief of security Abbas Ibrahim, the blast was filled with highly explosive material. It was seized by a ship some time ago and brought to port.
President Michael Eoin tweeted that it is absolutely unacceptable that 2,750 tons of explosive nitrate was kept unsafely. The investigation is on.
Here is an before and after explosion picture of Beirut city:
The explosion is considered as a small nuclear explosion. Experts at Jordan's Seismology Observatory say the intensity of the explosion is higher than the 4.5 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale. After this explosion, mushroom-shaped clouds formed in the sky. It was white first and then suddenly turned orange.
After the incident, President Michael Aoun called a meeting of the Supreme Defense Council. The country's Health Minister Hamad Hasan has said that a large number of people have been injured in the incident.
According to Hasan the city has also suffered heavy losses. About half of the city has been destroyed in this blast. Dead bodies have been seen here and there on the streets. The houses and buildings in the area near the port have turned into rubble.
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