The viral video of the massive explosion that took place in Beirut shocked the entire Internet. The scale of the disaster is immense and the Prime minister of India posted a tweet expressing his condolence. “Shocked and saddened by the large explosion in Beirut city leading to loss of life and property. Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families and the injured: PM Narendra Modi.” read the tweet of Narendra Modi.
Shocked and saddened by the large explosion in Beirut city leading to loss of life and property. Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families and the injured: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 5, 2020
Major General, Abbas Ibrahim, of Lebanon’s General security Directorate, said the massive blast that shook Beirut’s port area on Tuesday was caused by “confiscated “high explosive materials”. it would be naive to describe such as explosive as due to fireworks” Ibrahim told Lebanese TV.
About 2750 tonnes of Ammonium nitrate were stored in the Beirut port warehouse that exploded Tuesday, devastating large parts of the Lebanese capital, Prime minister Haasan Diab said. “It is unacceptable that a shipment of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate has been present for six years in a warehouse, without taking preventive measures,” he said at a defence council meeting, a spokesman told a press conference. “It is unacceptable and we cannot remain silent on this issue” he added.
CNN report suggested that 78 people died and nearly 4,000 people injured due to the explosion.
WARNING GRAPHIC: People were filmed receiving treatment at St. Joseph Hospital in #Beirut as the death toll climbs to 78 with 4,000 injured following a huge explosion on Tue. Lebanese PM declared a "national day of mourning" for the victims #PrayforLebanon pic.twitter.com/SOstsx8Wnu— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) August 5, 2020
A news update said that the explosive occured in an ammunition warehouse belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist organization.
People living in the place started sharing pictures and videos of the damage that occured by the explosion.
Huge explosion in Beirut now. My office… pic.twitter.com/jx8wuKPXf5— Rebecca Collard (@rebeccacollard) August 4, 2020
My apartment in Beirut was just blown apart. We think it was a missile from a jet. We're ok.— Leila Molana-Allen (@Leila_MA) August 4, 2020
Lebanon bombed. My House bombed . I am bleeding— Anchal Vohra (@anchalvohra) August 4, 2020
A directed-energy weapon (DEW) is a ranged weapon that damages its target with highly focused energy, including laser, microwaves and particle beams.— Oh boy what a shot (@ohboywhatashot) August 5, 2020
This is what a DEW looks like. This is NOT footage from #Beirutpic.twitter.com/oKuUxiE2QC
Morning from #Beirut. Like so many, I’m waking up from a 2 hour nap on my sofa with gaping holes in my walls, wondering where I am going to live. So many dead, injured, missing, so much destroyed. How can the country possibly fix this and get back on its feet? pic.twitter.com/YNHVJEqsLn— Bel Trew (@Beltrew) August 5, 2020