Thursday, September 24, 2020

Beirut Explosion: Live Updates As Residents Pick Up Pieces of Their Shattered Lives

- Advertisement -

Beirut Explosion that happened at the port in the capital city of Lebanon on Tuesday August 4, left no less than 78 people dead and some 4000 people wounded.  That’s according to initial reports by Lebanese authorities, following the massive double explosions that rocked the usually quiet Beirut and shook the entire world.

Beirut Explosion 5ominds 5ominds

Meanwhile, as people continued to search for their missing loved ones and relatives, not much could be done on Tuesday owing to the fact that nearly half of the city was out of electricity following the explosions. So rescue workers had to wait till sunrise Wednesday morning to continue with search and rescue.

READ MORE:

“We need everything to hospitalize the victims, and there is an acute shortage of everything,” Lebanon’s health minister told reporters.

Search is on for survivors after blast kills more than 100.

Rescue workers still struggling to treat thousands of people wounded in an enormous explosion that rocked Beirut turned their attention on Wednesday morning to the desperate search for survivors. Early hours of Wednesday saw rescue workers digging through rubbles in search for survivors. Also, news filtering in this morning can now confirm that death toll is now a 100.

Beirut Explosion- Rescue workers 5ominds 5ominds
Rescue workers search through rubbles

Extent of The Beirut Explosion

The blast, so powerful it could be felt more than 150 miles away in Cyprus, leveled whole sections of the city near the port of Beirut.  Blast that left nothing but twisted metal and debris for blocks in Beirut’s downtown business district.

READ ALSO :  Trump Walked Out Of Press Conference After Clashing With Reporters

Beirut Explosion 3 5ominds 5ominds

Also, the waterfront usually full of restaurants and nightclubs was entirely leveled. A number of crowded residential neighborhoods in the city’s eastern and predominantly Christian half were also completely ravaged.

READ ALSO :  Ashley ‘Minnie’ Ross Dies At 34

Nearly all the windows along one popular commercial strip had been blown out and the street was littered with glass, rubble and cars that had slammed into each other after the blast. The buildings that remained standing in the blast area looked as if they had been skinned, leaving only hulking skeletons.

Beirut Explosion 5ominds 5ominds

What The Officials Are Saying Concerning Beirut Explosion Cause

While speaking with Reuters.com, Health Minister, Hamad Hasan said “There are many people missing until now. People are asking the emergency department about their loved ones and it is difficult to search at night because there is no electricity”

He went further,  stating how everything is needed to hospitalize the victims as there is shortage of everything after the hospitals have been overwhelmed. Mr. Hassan told local news stations on Wednesday morning.

Questions continued to be raised though regarding what could have caused this doomsday style occurrence. Officials have maintained that it appeared the blast was caused by the detonation of more than 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate, a chemical commonly used in fertilizer and bombs, which had been stored in a warehouse at the port since it was confiscated from a cargo ship in 2014.

Cause of Beirut Explosion 5ominds 5ominds5ominds 5ominds

“As head of the government, I will not relax until we find the responsible party for what happened, hold it accountable and apply the most serious punishments against it,” Prime Minister Hassan Diab said.

READ ALSO :  Ashley ‘Minnie’ Ross Dies At 34

More Pictures From The Scene

After The Beirut Explosion 5ominds 5ominds5ominds 5omindsBeirut explosion today 5ominds 5ominds

You may also read: Lebanon Mega Blast- Here Are Some Likely Causes of The Highly Debatable Blast

To receive more news updates as this on the go, kindly follow us HERE

- Advertisement -

Recommended

- Advertisement -

Stay Connected

479FansLike
134FollowersFollow
38SubscribersSubscribe

Must Read

Checkout How Northerners Celebrated Obaseki’s Victory In Gombe

Checkout How Northerners Celebrated Obaseki's Victory In Gombe Northerners are also showing their love and support for Obaseki's win in Edo poll. Northern PDP supporters in...
- Advertisement -

Bbnaija: See the abominable word Vee used against Ozo As She realized He had voted against her

See the abominable word Vee used at Ozo As She realized He voted against her Vee is known to be one the realest girls in...

Bbnaija: I stopped crushing on Don Jazzy for this reason – Nengi reveals

I stopped crushing on Don Jazzy for this reason- Nengi Opens up Nengi reveals how Don Jazzy has always been a man of her dream....

Diane Russet Warned To Stay Off Ozo After Being Spotted Together By Fans

Diane Russet Warned To Stay Off Ozo After Being Spotted Together By Fans Diane Russet might just have found herself in hot soup as female...

Related News

Tyler Perry is Now Officially A Billionaire -Forbes

Tyler Perry, veteran filmmaker who is 50, is officially a billionaire, joining ranks of Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, according to Forbes According...

Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro Threatened to Punch a Reporter

Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro threatened to punch a reporter after he was asked about payments into his wife's bank account.  'I want to punch you in...

Megan Thee Stallion Goes Fishing in a Tiny String Bikini (Hot Photos)

Megan Thee Stallion took to Instagram to share photos of herself enjoying a day of fishing while rocking a tiny string bikini that showcased...

Meet Adegbenro Adesanya A Nigerian Who Is Working As A Traffic Warden Since 2018 In Lagos State For Free

Meet Adegbenro Adesanya A Nigerian Who Is Working As A Traffic Warden Since 2018 In Lagos State For Free Meet Adegbenro Adesanya A Nigerian Who...
- Advertisement -
Subscribe
Notify of
Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x