In a shocking incident, a huge explosion caused extensive damage in the Lebanese capital Beirut. The explosion occurred in the earthquake on Tuesday and was accompanied by a shock wave that blew up the windows. Lebanese Red Cross official George Kettaneh said the death toll could rise, with at least 100 people killed and more than 4,000 injured. In addition, Health Minister Hassan Hamad (Hassan Hamad) has previously confirmed at least 70 deaths.
فيديوآخر–لحظةحدوثانفجارضخمفيمرفأ#بيروت pic.twitter.com/C62srAfTnx [1965ShehabAgency) The hospital was not full of injuries until August 4, 2020, making them unable to reach the hospital The health authorities called for blood donations. According to the German Geoscience Center GFZ, the explosion site occurred under the influence of a magnitude 3.5 earthquake, and then a fire broke out in the city port area based on multiple videos from the scene. Although the cause of the explosion is still being formally determined, President Donald Trump called it a "terrorist attack" based on an unidentified assumption by the American general. Lebanon’s head of general security affairs, Abbas Ibrahim, pointed out that explosives were triggered by highly explosive substances stored in ports after being seized from containers.
Timothy McVeigh shocked the United States by killing 168 people in a family terrorism incident and producing two tons of explosives. Ammonium nitrate bombs along with fuel oil blew up the Alfred P. Mugla Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995. After the explosion, which coincided with the nitrate-related explosion, the video showed orange clouds appearing over the Beirut port.
This force shook the building again, and its shock wave smashed the windows, causing glass fragments to fly in the air. Beirut Governor Marwan Abboud called it a "global tragedy," and according to CNN, it was a day of mourning.
The conflict between Israel and Lebanon, especially with Hezbollah, has occurred for several years, and there have been sporadic conflicts. Refuse to participate and provide humanitarian medical assistance. France and the United Nations Special Coordinator provided humanitarian assistance. In Lebanon, the UN Interim Force said that some of its naval peacekeepers were seriously injured in the explosion. UNIFIL stated that one of the ships was docked in the port.
Online video shows that black fog is rising in the port. As expected from fires that usually occur in industrial areas. Immediately after the explosion, huge white clouds formed around the city. The shock wave passed for a while. The explosion occurred shortly after 6 pm. Local time, after the sound of emergency sirens, the streets were covered with gravel.
The Beirut explosion reminds people of two explosions in Tianjin Port, China in 2015. At least 50 people were killed and more than 700 injured. The second time is the larger of the two, which is equivalent to 21 tons of TNT. In the past few decades, Beirut has been bloodied by suicide attacks, military conflicts with neighboring Israel, and civil wars.