August 5, 2020

Apocalyptic scenes as blasts ravage Beirut

Beirut (AFP) – An entire port engulfed in fire, ships ablaze at sea and crumbling buildings: the site of the massive blast in Beirut’s harbour area resembled a post-nuclear landscape.Soldiers cordoned off the area, littered with glass and debris from the explosion which officials said was the result of fire catching in a warehouse where hundreds of tonnes of ammonium nitrate were stored.A woman in her twenties stood screaming at security forces, asking about the fate of her brother, a port employee.”His name is Jad, his eyes are green,” she pleaded, to no avail as security forces would not let…


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