Here is a video coverage of the aftermath of the massive explosion which rocked Beirut Lebanon, earlier today, August 4th 2020.
At least 10 bodies have been taken to hospitals with hundreds of people wounded in a huge blast that ripped through Lebanon’s capital, Beirut.
We had earlier shared a video of the horrifying moment the huge explosion ripped through Beirut.
The powerful blast on Tuesday shook several parts of Beirut, sending huge plumes of smoke into the sky.
A Lebanese security source and a medical source told Reuters that at least 10 bodies have been taken to hospitals following the massive explosion in Beirut’s port area.
“I was kilometres away; the glass broke everywhere around me,” said Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr, reporting from Beirut.
“The explosion was felt across the city,” she added. “There is chaos in the streets.”
Local media showed people trapped beneath rubble. A witness described the first explosion as deafening. Video footage showed wrecked cars and blast-damaged buildings.
Watch a video of the aftermath of the explosion in Beirut below;
WATCH: Aftermath of the explosion in Beirut.pic.twitter.com/TU7jyYeGDQ
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Interior minister Mohamad Fahmi said that initial investigations suggested that the explosion was caused by confiscated explosive material, according to local media. Badri Daher, director-general of Lebanon’s customs authority, linked the explosion to nitrate chemicals being stored at the port, in comments to a local news channel.