Beirut port blasts kill 73


Lebanese firefighters working at the scene of explosion at Beirut port yesterday. Dozens of people were killed and at least 2,500 injured in the explosion which also caused severe damage. – EPA pic, August 5, 2020.

TWO enormous explosions devastated Beirut’s port yesterday, leaving at least 73 people dead and thousands injured, shaking distant buildings and spreading panic and chaos across the Lebanese capital.

The second blast sent an enormous orange fireball into the sky, immediately followed by a tornado-like shockwave that flattened the port and swept the city, shattering windows kilometres away.


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