On the evening of August 4, 2020, at around 16:50 GMT, Lebanon’s capital, Beirut has been hit by a massive explosive of the history. Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan says more than 50 people have been killed and 2,700 are wounded in a massive explosion at the port in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut.
The explosion (Beirut blast) releases a shockwave causing widespread damage to buildings and shattering windows in different parts of the city. Here are all the videos of Explosion taken by several citizens of Beirut and shared on social media. Watch the videos, below.
The damaged area after the explosion in Beirut is very wide, thousands of families lost their houses. Watch the graphic, below.
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said that those responsible for an explosion at a “dangerous” warehouse in Beirut port area that rocked the capital would pay the price.
“I promise you that this catastrophe will not pass without accountability… Those responsible will pay the price,” he said in a televised speech.
“Facts about this dangerous warehouse that has been there since 2014 will be announced and I will not preempt the investigations”. Source: Al Jazeera.
Below is the complete list of real Time videos of Blast in Beirut, taken from Different Angles
What Caused the Blast In Beirut
The official statement regarding the cause of the explosion (Beirut Blast) is yet to come, one of the citizen of Beirut explained the cause of explosion at Beirut Port. Whike sharing on Reddit, he wrote:
“Lebanese here. Latest report: the explosion in the port of Beirut. There was a lot of nitrate ammonium and chemicals in one of the biggest buildings in the port. The chemicals were there for years found in an abandoned ship in the sea next to the port.
Almost six months ago, the government have checked it again. Safety experts said they (the government) should get rid of it as soon as possible. They (the safety experts) reported that many people could die and Beirut city could be destroyed if not taken care of. The government didn’t listen, this is the result.
Update: The air is poisonous, people are asked to stay inside their homes and close windows and wash if they were outside. Problem is most of the windows in the building are destroyed.
You need to know that the port is located at the exact opposite of the airport, which is around 15min drive. And the airport got damaged. So everything in between getting hit in some way.
Latest update: 7 km diameter of direct damage. Buildings windows in that zone shattered in an instant. Hospitals full and no electricity, doctors are doing operations in the streets, people are fighting for survival. Port completely destroyed. FYI, Lebanon does a lot of import, especially now with the economic crisis and medical shortage. We were expecting food and medical supplies by port this week. That wouldn’t have happened.
Latest updates of Rescue efforts: Firemen still working but almost there. Hospitals full but manageable. Ambulances everywhere, the city sounds crying. Tomorrow we will realise how much we lost and really see what happened. Exact Number of deaths and injuries aren’t officially declared yet, they (government officials) say 63 deaths and more than 3000 injured.
Thank you, everyone, for your comments and support! It’s wonderful to see strangers being kind and generous. Gives hope in this crazy world and that’s what makes us special!
Much love from Lebanon and if you want help you can donate at the Lebanese Red Cross app. They have their own app.”