Beirut Explosion Leaves Over 100 Dead & 4,000 Injured, Blast May Have Been Caused By A Welder


Buildings lie ruined near the city's port, devastated by an explosion a day earlier, on August 5, 2020 in Beirut, Lebanon. As of Wednesday morning, more than 100 people were confirmed dead, with thousands injured, when an explosion rocked the Lebanese capital.

More than 100 people died and 4,000 were injured in the devastating explosion that ripped through the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday, the Daily Mail reported.

A further 300,000 citizens were left homeless by the catastrophe, as hospitals struggled to cope.

According to the report, the blast that ripped through the city’s port area was believed to have been triggered by a welder who caused a fire at the port when patching up a hole to prevent warehouse thefts. This fire then spread to a warehouse containing explosive chemicals and detonated 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate. The resulting explosion is believed to have been one-fifth as powerful as the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

As the dust cleared over the shocked city this morning, survivors picked through the debris looking for victims, with the death toll expected to rise as the search operation continues.

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Beirut Explosion Leaves Over 100 Dead & 4,000 Injured, Blast May Have Been Caused By A Welder

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