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Lebanon’s Capital Beirut Weeps As Massive Blast In Port Leaves 70 People Dead !

Beirut Blast
Source: Time Magazine

Lebanon’s Capital Beirut Feels Tremors Of Explosion

The whole world is in shock after seeing the explosion that took place in Lebanon’s capital Beirut. People outside Lebanon are witnessing the horrendous incident through the videos that are being shared through various social media platforms. The explosion took place in Beirut port. The incident took place because of the explosion of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that was stored in a warehouse of the port. As per the latest news coming in, 70 people have died while 4000 people are injured.

Beirut Blast
Source: BBC

Hospitals In Beirut Facing Issues Due To Sudden Rise In Patients

The incident in Beirut has led to the death of many people. Many more are injured and admitted to the hospital. The poor hospital facilities are now visible due to the blast. They are not able to cope with the sudden rise in patients and are finding it difficult to accommodate everyone.

Many People Still Missing After The Beirut Blast

Many people are still under the ruins of the explosion and their loved ones are searching for them. The rescue operation team is working non-stop to find the ones who are missing after the blast. The Health Minister of Lebanon Hamad Hasan also pointed out the same. He said, β€œThere are many people missing. People are asking the emergency department about their loved ones and it is difficult to search at night because there is no electricity,”

Beirut Blast
Source: Time Magazine

President Michel Aoun Declares A Three Day Mourning Period

The President of Lebanon is getting into action for his people and has declared three days of mourning. His government has released 100 billion lira as emergency funds for the recovery for Beirut from this incident. He also called for a cabinet meeting to discuss the issue. He said, β€œIt is unacceptable that a shipment of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate has been present for six years in a warehouse, without taking preventive measures. It is unacceptable and we cannot remain silent on this issue.”

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