Beirut “Like A War Zone”: Terrifying Blast Shockwave Rips Through City

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Tue, 08/04/2020

update: It appears confirmed that the source of the massive blast that rocked Beirut and grabbed the world’s attention was centered on a fireworks depot.

The explosion could be seen and felt for tens of miles around the Lebanese capital, leaving onlookers in shock. It was so massive a small mushroom cloud could be seen over the city.

Just received from a colleague in Lebanon. #Beirut pic.twitter.com/k3oAzGWMwv
— Charles Lawley تشارلز لأولي (@CharlesLawley) August 4, 2020

However, some Lebanese broadcasters in the early mayhem and confusion cited possible “missile” impact, though this increasingly doesn’t appear to be the case. There appear to be multiple, possibly scores, of dead and wounded.

HEALTH MIN SAYS BEIRUT BLAST DUE TO FIREWORKS DEPOT: JAZEERA
DOZENS INJURED IN BEIRUT EXPLOSION: LEBANESE RED CROSS TO LBCI

CNN is reporting that homes up to ten kilometres away were damaged, with windows shattered and widespread destruction across large swathes of Beirut.

A number of local residents on social media were worried they had just been hit by a mini-nuke, though it’s increasingly being verified that the source was a fireworks depot on the port.

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A powerful blast has just rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut. The cause of the massive explosion is as yet unknown.
But multiple social media videos from various angles shows it happened during daylight hours Tuesday, in the late afternoon or early evening local time.

Images show that a massive shockwave flashed over the city, followed by an immense fireball that appeared several stories high.

https://twitter.com/Edwinazzi/status/1290669143830790145?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1290669143830790145%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zerohedge.com%2Fgeopolitical%2Fdid-nuke-just-go-beirut-terrifying-mystery-blast-shockwave-filmed-over-Lebanon

It happened near Beirut’s port and there are unverified reports of a secondary explosion as well.

https://twitter.com/borzou/status/1290675854767513600?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1290675854767513600%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zerohedge.com%2Fgeopolitical%2Fdid-nuke-just-go-beirut-terrifying-mystery-blast-shockwave-filmed-over-Lebanon

Lebanese media is currently speculating that a large fireworks depot exploded, given it’s in the vicinity of an area where firecrackers are known to be stored.

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