“Lebanon’s Year From Hell” – Death Toll Tops 100, Over 4,000 Injured After Beirut Explosion

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Wed, 08/05/2020

Lebanese Red Cross officials told local media outlets (quoted by Reuters) on Wednesday that the death toll has risen to over 100, including 4,000 injured, after a massive explosion ripped through Beirut’s port on Tuesday.

On Tuesday evening, Lebanon’s Prime Minister said the blast was caused by an estimated 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, stored in a warehouse at the port unsecured for years. Israeli officials denied they had any involvement in the horrific explosion, which also seemed to be repeated by Hezbollah officials.

President Trump said earlier in the evening that after meeting with top military commanders: “They seem to think it was an attack. It was a bomb of some kind.”


Lebanese President Michel Aoun called for an urgent cabinet meeting on Wednesday and declared a capital-wide two-week state of emergency.

Here’s what residents of Beirut woke up to this morning:


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