Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport, the city's main airport, about 10 km (6 mi) from the site of the blast, sustained moderate damage to the terminal buildings during the explosion. Doors and windows were destroyed, and ceiling tiles were shaken loose by the shockwave, severing electrical wires.
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Beirut has been rocked by two powerful explosions, devastating parts of the city and injuring thousands of people. Eyewitness footage shared widely on social...
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Aug 11, 2020 · The explosion's shockwave blew out windows at Beirut International Airport's passenger terminal, about 9km (5 miles) away from the port. The blast was also heard as far away as Cyprus, about 200km ...
Lebanon's capital city Beirut is reeling today after an explosion estimated to be one fifth the size of the nuclear blast which devastated Hiroshima, ripped ...
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Jul 14, 2021 · Protests by the families of victims of the deadly Beirut Port explosion are a stark reminder that justice is yet to be met, Amnesty International said today. Lebanese authorities have failed to hold anyone to account for the August 2020 blast, which killed 217 people and forcibly displaced more than 300,000 following severe damage to tens of thousands of homes.
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Aoun said the Lebanese government's investigation into the cause of the explosion is concentrating on 20 people. Port officials have been put under house arrest. Misinformation on social media blamed Israel, but Israeli officials have denied any involvementand have offered aid to Lebanon. France’s No. 2 forensic police official, Dominique Abbenanti, said Friday the explosion “appears to be an accident” but that it’s too early to know. France, which has close ties to its former colony, sent 22 investigators. French police could question witnesses or suspects, said Eric Berot, chief of a unit involved in the investigation. For now, the French team is dividing up zones to cover with their Lebanese counterparts and will use drones to study the area. “The zone is enormous. It’s a titanic job,” Berot said. The investigation is complicated by “the Lebanese situation,” he said, referring to the political and economic crisis. Earlier this week, President Donald Trump called it a "terrible at...
Tuesday's explosion had the force of at least 500 tons of TNT, according to a U.S. government source, who was not authorized to speak publicly. The estimate was based on the widespread destruction, said the source, who has experience with military explosives. REPORTER IN BEIRUT: Forced to bury a dog that made 'dystopia more bearable' The blast caused carnage over a 6-mile radiusand was felt more than 100 miles away. Ammonium nitrate has been linked to past industrial accidents, including explosions at a fertilizer plant in Texas in 2013, a Chinese port in 2015 and many others. COULD IT HAPPEN HERE? US ports safer but not immune to disaster It was also used in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, when a truck bomb containing 2.4 tons of fertilizer and fuel oil killed 168 people in a federal building. It's a common fertilizer that's highly explosive. Storage is critical. Left unchecked, ammonium nitrate can be contaminated by industrial elements such as fuel oil. The chemical can also d...
The government estimated 300,000 people – more than 12% of Beirut’s population – had to leave homes damaged by the blast. Many have since returned or are staying with loved ones. Officials estimate the explosion caused $10 billion to $15 billion in losses. On Friday, rescuers continued pulling bodies from the wreckage. “Our experience shows that we can find people alive until up to 72, 75 or 80 hours after an explosion or an earthquake, so for now we are still in time and we cling on to this hope,” said Col. Vincent Tissier, head of the French rescue team. Non-governmental organizations in Lebanon before the explosion were already struggling to provide the aid needed to the country. HOPE worldwide is one of those organizations that has been providing assistance to the country since last October. In addition to providing and distributing food, the HOPE worldwide's Lebanon branch is preparing to renovate and rebuild homes that suffered damaged from the explosion. "This is as much as w...
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Oct 05, 2020 · The explosion that devastated large parts of Beirut and killed more than 190 people was one of the largest non-nuclear blasts in history — about 1/20th the size of the atomic bomb that leveled ...
Aug 06, 2020 · Dramatic video captured the deadly Beirut explosion from up close, showing smoke and flames pouring out of a warehouse’s window right before the blast.. The 20-second clip posted on Twitter by ...
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