Satellite Images Show The Terrifying Aftermath Of Beirut Explosion

Harin - Aug 06, 2020


Satellite Images Show The Terrifying Aftermath Of Beirut Explosion

A welder is the cause of the explosion. Fire from the welder spread to a close warehouse that stored about 2,750 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate.

Satellite images reveal the terrifying damage in Beirut the explosion of highly-explosive chemicals in a warehouse. The blow was said to be equivalent to that of a small nuclear bomb.

Beirut Explosion Satellite Image
Satellite images reveal the terrifying damage in Beirut the explosion of highly-explosive chemicals in a warehouse.

The explosion killed at least 135 people. But this figure is likely to increase as rescue teams are still sifting through the rubble. There are around 5,000 wounded people with dozens missing. Officials have called the capitol of Lebanon a “disaster city.”

A welder is said to be the cause of the explosion. Fire from the welder spread to a close warehouse that stored about 2,750 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate.

Lebanon Explosion 1
Fire from the welder spread to a close warehouse that stored about 2,750 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate.

The cost of the damage is estimated to be around $5 billion. The blow has affected half of the buildings in Beirut. But the human cost is even more horrifying: nearly 300,000 people became homeless and hospitals are struggling to deal with the casualties.

Hassan Diab, Lebanese Prime Minister, swore that the person/organization is accountable to the explosion will have to pay the price. Diab also asked “friends of Lebanon” and world leaders to donate.

Hassan Diab
Hassan Diab, Lebanese Prime Minister, swore that the person/organization is accountable to the explosion will have to pay the price.

The US, France, UK, Gulf states, and Israel have offered logistical and financial assistance.

After a cabinet vote, the Lebanese government has decided to arrest people responsible for port security for failing to act even though they had been warned of the danger.

>>> [Update] Horrific Lebanon Explosions Killed At Least 78 People, Injured 4,000 More Within Minutes

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