Lebanon’s, Capital Beirut, witnessed a deadly explosion on 4th August. The footage from the Blast is rather horrifying and may chill your spine.
The second wave of the Blast sent a devastating tornado-like Shockwave.
Beirut Blast- What Had happened?
The Blast took place in the Port of Beirut. According to General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim, said confiscated explosive material had been stored in the ports. He said, “It appears that there is a warehouse containing material that was confiscated years ago, appears that it was highly explosive material.”
The catastrophe has claimed more than 70 lives with 4000 people being injured and many have gone missing.
The Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri describes that the losses are, “too great to be described. ” He is highly anguished by the Blast. He says, “biggest loss is the dozens of dead and injured.”
Affect Of The Blast- It Took Away Many Innocent Lives
Almost 2500 people are injured, and more than 30 deaths are reported for the blast casualty
The WHO says they will respond to “urgent needs” pertaining to the Blast.
The army is trying to help the civilians who stand drenched in their blood. Cars, and building, tents, houses, glass scattered all over. This is catastrophic.
How Did The Blast Had Occur ?
Lebanon shares its borders with: Syria and Israel. Israel claims that, it has no hand in the blast.
It has not been determined yet, as to what caused the explosion. President Donald Trump says, “It would seem likely it was based on a explosion. I met with some of our great generals and they just seem to feel that was it. This was not a —some kind of manufacturing explosion type of an event…..they seem to think it was an attack. It was bomb of some kind, yes.”
Cheryl Rofer, a retired US nuclear scientist, said that “the red cloud….was very likely ammonium nitrate.
The explosion almost felt as devastating as that of an atom bomb. A soldier reported: “It is a catastrophe inside. There are corpses on the ground.” “Ambulances are still lifting the dead.”
Lebanon’s Prime Minister announced 5th August to be” the day of mourning.” We stand at solidarity for Lebanon. A ship tied up in the port was on fire. Helicopters are pouring water over the burning buildings.: “What happened will not go without accountability.”
Lebanon going through an economic crisis:
Lebanon faces an unprecedented financial crisis. The financial crisis has left more than half the population in poverty. The economy has completely collapsed, and the currency is plummeting. Businesses are collapsing; people are dying of starvation. Amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic, the Blast has worsened the condition.