At least 63 people have been killed a little over 2700 wounded in a powerful Lebanon explosion that ripped through it’s capital, Beirut, leaving a horrific scene.
– The Lebanon explosion claimed some lives with many injured severely.
– Lebanon explosion through Beirut spread damaged across the entire city.
The massive explosion on Tuesday at Beirut’s port sent shockwaves across the entire city. Following the explosion was serious and widespread damage to buildings which shattering anything on its part even on the outskirts of the capital.
Yebekagh did some investigations to find out the cause of the Lebanon explosion but no answers were obtained as every concentration was lost. However, Mohammed Fahmi, Lebanon’s interior minister, said it was apparently caused by ammonium nitrate that was stored in a warehouse at the port.
Someone must therefore be held accountable for such an untimely explosion. The Prime Minsiter Hassan Diab promised that “what happened will not go without accountability”.
Health Minister Hamad Hassan called for international aid to Lebanon, and a number of nations in the West and the Gulf have said they were willing to provide assistance.
The explosion left a horrific scene. Images circulating shows that at least 10 people dead near the last site of Lebanon explosion through Beirut, many left disfigured. Some private cars have been left hanging from the mangled beams of warehouses, bent containers spread across roadways and a large ship listing onto the quayside.
What happened immediately after the Lebanon explosion
Al Jazeera reports that helicopters circling the port area were trying to extinguish a large fire preventing to get to the epicentre of the blast sight, even hours after it occurred. Sirens filled the air.
Hospitals in the city were overwhelmed with wounded and turning those with non-serious injuries away.
At Hotel-Dieu hospital, itself left damaged by the Lebanon explosion through Beirut, dozens of people trying to enter were told to go elsewhere. “It’s a catastrophe, a catastrophe,” a man said in disbelief.
Inside the crowded lobby, a family got the news that their relative was dead. A young woman bent over in anguish, spread her arms open to an infant child and said “Youssef, dad is in heaven.” An old man fell to his knees and smacked the ground, over and over.
Pharmacies in the city were asked to welcome the wounded in order to take pressure off hospitals.
On TV screens, doctors asked for people to come donate blood. Newscasters read out the names of missing people – some were port employees, others were firefighters who had first responded to the fire at the port, before the massive explosion ripped the capital apart.
A netizen who apparently heard the blast and flew to the opposite of his lobby. He claims he was only saved because he landed on his carpet.
Yebekagh chanced on a video of the Lebanon explosion showing a large column of smoke billowing from an area of the port with large warehouses before a large orange explosion is seen and huge dome-shaped blast wave shoots into the air.
So many video and pictures circulated on social media from that moment of the Lebanon explosion showing shattered window glasses across the city in the explosion, doors ripped from their hinges and ceilings filled with gaping holes.
This explosion is onlike the recent that occured at Koforidua market in Ghana, but more like a Chernobyl story.
One civil worker explained that he could not believe the extent of the damage of the Lebanon explosion.
“I’ve seen the assassinations and the explosions but this is something else. There is something wrong here,” the worker stated.
This explosion in Beirut port adds to Lebanon’s challenges as they still face an ongoing unprecedented financial crisis and inclination of coronavirus outbreak cases.