According to CNN, the afternoon blast shook several parts of the capital with Local Red Cross reporting widespread damage to buildings and shattering windows in different parts of the city.
The world is currently sadden with the devastating news of a massive explosion which erupted in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut on Tuesday, August 4.
According to Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan in a televised remark, more than 50 people have been killed and 2,700 are wounded so far. Local TV stations reported the blast was at Beirut’s port inside an area where firecrackers were stored.
Absolutely HORRIFIC images coming in from Beirut where the AP now reports at least 50 are dead according to Lebanese health minister with 2,700 injured after this massive explosion at the port there.pic.twitter.com/Rtd2acxiIc
— Tony Morrison 🏳️🌈 • ABC News (@THETonyMorrison) August 4, 2020
The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. However, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab said those responsible for an explosion at a “dangerous” warehouse in Beirut port area that rocked the capital would pay the price, Aljazeera reports.
“I promise you that this catastrophe will not pass without accountability… Those responsible will pay the price,” he said in a televised speech
Pray for #Beirut 💔 pic.twitter.com/6qL3mMXmf5
— ارسلان بَل (@arslan_bal) August 4, 2020
Aftermath of a massive explosion is seen in Beirut, Lebanon, Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the Capital #PrayForLebanon 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/toUZXqOowu
— Zerubbabel #BBNaija Laycon Stan (@litskinayo) August 4, 2020
This is the neighborhood of Gemmayze in Beirut following the massive explosion at the port. pic.twitter.com/RxRP09Tf8F
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 4, 2020
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