A massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon was caught on camera Tuesday.
Stunning video shows explosions just minutes ago at Beirut port pic.twitter.com/ZjltF0VcTr
— Borzou Daragahi ?? (@borzou) August 4, 2020
Absolutely terrifying explosion in Lebanon’s Beirut pic.twitter.com/pqdijU8B2n
— MJVentrice (@MJVentrice) August 4, 2020
BREAKING – Massive explosion in Beirut. Al-Mayadeen reports the explosion in Beirut is not an act of terrorism according to preliminary information.
But holy moly… what is the cause of something like this?!pic.twitter.com/Xxxsaxukx1
— Disclose.tv ? (@disclosetv) August 4, 2020
— ابن بالدوين (@joeyayoub) August 4, 2020
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 4, 2020
— Ahmad M. Yassine | أحمد م. ياسين (@Lobnene_Blog) August 4, 2020
An explosion in Beirut shattered our windows. My family and I literally thought our house was being shelled. pic.twitter.com/VSgKVqclHD
— Amal Saad (@amalsaad_lb) August 4, 2020
Daaamn that’s one hell of a shockwave
— Simon Khoury (@sim_gk) August 4, 2020
The AP, citing local TV stations, reports that the blast took place at Beirut’s port, and “shook several parts of the capital.” The cause is not yet known.
Several journalists documented the damage from the explosion, which included destroyed offices.
BREAKING: Massive explosion in Beirut. Footage from the daily star office now in Lebanon pic.twitter.com/2uBsKP5wCH
— Ghada Alsharif (@GhadaaSharif) August 4, 2020
Massive explosion in Beirut right now, biggest I’ve ever seen and I’ve lived through the assasination of Hariri and the 2006 war. pic.twitter.com/YUsp0NBhqf
— Mahmoud (@MahmoudRamsey) August 4, 2020
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
UPDATE: According to CNN, Lebanon’s National News Agency reported that the source of the explosion “was a major fire at a warehouse for firecrackers near the port.”
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