30 deaths following explosions in Beirut with thousands more injured,huge mushroom-like cloud cover Beirut’s docks area after ‘fireworks depot’ exploded

OVER 30 CONFIRMED DEAD & 3,000 INJURED IN BEIRUT BLASTS AS CAUSE STILL BEING PROBEDHomeWorld News

Over 30 confirmed dead & 3,000 injured in Beirut blasts as cause still being probed

4 Aug, 2020 18:54 / Updated 5 minutes ago

Over 30 confirmed dead & 3,000 injured in Beirut blasts as cause still being probed

Follow RT onLebanon’s health minister has confirmed 30 deaths following explosions in the country’s capital, with thousands more injured.ALSO ON RT.COMWATCH huge mushroom-like cloud cover Beirut’s docks area after ‘fireworks depot’ explodes

Dramatic footage shows smoke billowing from the port area shortly before an enormous fireball explodes into the sky and blankets the city in a thick mushroom cloud

Dramatic footage shows smoke billowing from the port area shortly before an enormous fireball explodes into the sky and blankets the city in a thick mushroom cloud

It lay waste to the immediate surrounding buildings, where firefighters were still battling flames this evening, and even wreaked havoc on districts miles away from the blast site
Wounded people are treated at a hospital following the explosion, which has left hundreds of casualties in Beirut today

Wounded people are treated at a hospital following the explosion, which has left hundreds of casualties in Beirut today

Israel has denied any involvement amid escalating tensions with the militant group Hezbollah along the country’s southern border.  

It comes just days before a United Nations tribunal is set to rule on the assassination of the country’s former PM Rafik Hariri, Saad’s father.  

The Middle Eastern country is passing through its worst economic and financial crisis in decades and has seen demonstrations.

Miles from the scene of the blast – which people in Cyprus even claimed to have heard –  balconies were knocked down, ceiling collapsed and windows were shattered.  

Beirut’s main airport – six miles away from the port – was reportedly damaged by the explosion, with pictures showing sections of collapsed ceiling. 

a port’s governor told journalists he does not know the cause of the explosion and said he had never seen such destruction, comparing the sobering scenes to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which were obliterated by atomic bombs in the Second World War.’

Beirut’s Hotel Dieu Hospital was reported to be overwhelmed with more than 500 wounded patients and not able to receive more, while Lebanon’s Red Cross said it had been drowning in calls from injured people, many who are still trapped in their homes. 

Local Fady Roumieh was stood in the car park to shopping centre ABC Mall Achrafieh, around 2km east of the blast, when the explosion occurred.

He said: ‘It was like a nuclear bomb. The damage is so widespread and severe all over the city. Some buildings as far as 2km are partially collapsed. It’s like a war zone. The damage is extreme. Not one glass window intact.’ 

One witness said: ‘I saw a fireball and smoke billowing over Beirut. People were screaming and running, bleeding. Balconies were blown off buildings. Glass in high-rise buildings shattered and fell to the street.’

Security forces ordered journalists to leave the port after a boat caught fire for fear that fuel on board the vessel could go up in flames.

A general view of the harbor area with smoke billowing from an area of a large explosion, with damage and debris after a large explosion rocked the harbor area of Beirut

A general view of the harbor area with smoke billowing from an area of a large explosion, with damage and debris after a large explosion rocked the harbor area of Beirut

An injured man is seen in Beirut following the explosion

An injured man is seen in Beirut following the explosion

A man reacts at the scene of an explosion at the port in Lebanon's capital Beirut on August 4

A man reacts at the scene of an explosion at the port in Lebanon’s capital Beirut on August 4

Pictures shows the scene of an explosion at the port in the Lebanese capital Beirut, which lay waste to surrounding buildings

Pictures shows the scene of an explosion at the port in the Lebanese capital Beirut, which lay waste to surrounding buildings

Firefighters spray water at a fire after an explosion was heard in Beirut

Firefighters spray water at a fire after an explosion was heard in Beirut

Another witness said she saw heavy grey smoke near the port area and then heard an explosion and saw flames of fire and black smoke.

They said: ‘All the downtown area windows are smashed and there are wounded people walking around. It is total chaos.’  

Another witness said: ‘I saw a fireball and smoke billowing over Beirut. People were screaming and running, bleeding. Balconies were blown off buildings. Glass in high-rise buildings shattered and fell to the street.

Buildings are shaking,’ tweeted one resident, while another wrote: ‘An enormous, deafening explosion just engulfed Beirut. Heard it from miles away 

Residents said glass was broken in houses from Raouche, on the Mediterranean city’s western tip, to Rabieh 10 km (6 miles) east). 

And in Cyprus, a Mediterranean island lying 110 miles (180 km) northwest of Beirut, residents reported hearing two large bangs in quick succession. One resident of the capital Nicosia said his house shook, rattling shutters. 

U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters it was not immediately clear what the cause was, and that there was no indication of any injuries to any U.N. personnel.

‘We do not have information about what has happened precisely, what has caused this, whether its accidental or manmade act,’ he said.

For a long time after the blast, ambulance sirens sounded across the city and helicopters hovered above.

Iran’s foreign minister has said it is standing by to help Lebanon recover from the fallout of the explosion.

It comes amid political tension in Lebanon, with street demonstrations against the government’s handling the worst economic crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.

Late last year investigators revealed what was effectively a state-sponsored pyramid scheme being run by the central bank, which was borrowing from commercial banks at above-market interest rates to pay back its debts and maintain the Lebanese pound’s fixed exchange rate with the US dollar.

A car if left flipped on its roof on a motorway as a result of the devastating impact of the explosion earlier today

A car if left flipped on its roof on a motorway as a result of the devastating impact of the explosion earlier today

A mobile phone image showing a general view of the harbor area with smoke billowing from an area of a large exoplosion, with damage and debris after a large explosion rocked the harbor area of Beirut

A mobile phone image showing a general view of the harbor area with smoke billowing from an area of a large exoplosion, with damage and debris after

OVER 30 CONFIRMED DEAD & 3,000 INJURED IN BEIRUT BLASTS AS CAUSE STILL BEING PROBEDHomeWorld News

WATCH huge mushroom-like cloud cover Beirut’s docks area after ‘fireworks depot’ explodes

4 Aug, 2020 16:58 / Updated 38 minutes ago

WATCH huge mushroom-like cloud cover Beirut’s docks area after ‘fireworks depot’ explodes

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Follow RT onTerrifying footage has emerged, showing a huge mushroom cloud of fire and smoke covering much of Beirut’s port area, blowing out windows and destroying nearby buildings, as a warehouse in the Lebanese capital’s docks explodes.

Videos on social media show large plumes of smoke, followed by a fiery blast that created a massive mushroom cloud, towering high above the nearby high-rises. 

Photos on social media show many buildings in the area damaged or destroyed, leaving residents covered in glass and blood. 

The blasts were initially blamed on a fire at a fireworks warehouse at the port, state-run National News Agency reported. Dozens of people were feared dead and at least hundreds were wounded.

The level of destruction looks insane!#BeirutExplosion#LebanonExplosion#Lebanon#BeirutMORE: https://t.co/k001zUvFumpic.twitter.com/cmbGcRfl23— RT (@RT_com) August 4, 2020

Lebanon’s health minister said there were a “very high” number of casualties. Video shot near the explosion site shows buildings and cars destroyed with rubble strewn across the area and a cloud of dust hanging over much of the city. Hi-rises across a highway are denuded of windows and facades with only concrete shells showing in parts.

WARNING! GRAPHIC CONTENT!Beirut in ruins after massive explosions rip through the city.#BeirutExplosion#LebanonExplosion#Lebanon#BeirutMORE: https://t.co/k001zUvFumpic.twitter.com/cZHGeMzNgE— RT (@RT_com) August 4, 2020

Footage posted by reporter Ghada Alsharif showed damage to the Daily Star newspaper office, where windows and ceiling tiles were blown out and debris covered the floor.ALSO ON RT.COMMany injured, major damage reported after MASSIVE explosions rock Beirut (VIDEOS)

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