Lebanon capital, Beirut rocked by two massive explosions
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Two massive explosions rocked the Lebanese capital's port, killing at least 100 and wounding thousands of others, on Tuesday.
Video footage of the blast shows an enormous bright red ball of fire shaking and shattering all the buildings around it. The explosion sent shockwaves through the city, leaving thousands destitute and hospitals overwhelmed with the aftermath.
Lebanese media have reported that the explosion was the worst crisis the country has seen since the 1975 civil war.
It is still unclear what caused the deadly explosion, but the search to find survivors in the rubble continues.
View some of the upsetting videos below!
Hearing those screams is so heartbreaking. If you are in Beirut, several people are in need of blood donations to survive. Please retweet to raise awareness faster. A picture with more information will be below🙏🏽 #prayforlebanon #BeirutBlast #donateblood pic.twitter.com/vH8ULDe5Dz— Khushbu Nayer (@KhushbuNayer) August 4, 2020
More than 70 people are dead and 3000 are wounded after two explosions shook the city of #Beirut, #Lebanon. #BeirutBlast #prayforbeirut #explosion #PrayForBeriut #Libano #Liban #لبنان #بيروت #لبنان_ينهار pic.twitter.com/nvfGdivqNN— Nabil Khalek (@NabilKhalek) August 5, 2020
The aftermath: Scenes of destruction in Beirut, Lebanon.
Surreal scenes of destruction in #Beirut today - people still trying to pick up pieces of their homes/cars .. friends try to locate their loved ones, over tens of missing people in Beirut .. #Lebanon #Beirutblast pic.twitter.com/CL2LjF2Q2Y— Luna Safwan - لونا صفوان (@LunaSafwan) August 5, 2020
This was what’s left after 800 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded in Tianjin industrial port in 2015.— Jen Zhu (@jenzhuscott) August 4, 2020
Beirut just suffered 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate explosion w residents around. The level of negligence... 🙈 Criminal charges are due but more so:
SCIENCE EDUCATION pic.twitter.com/5Zet9IJwG6
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