Streets of Beirut Devastated by Massive Explosion – Photos

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Streets of Beirut Devastated by Massive Explosion – Photos

People in Beirut are trying to return to normal life as authorities continue rescue operations in the city following a massive blast that claimed at least 80 lives and injured several thousand. According to Governor Marwan Abboud, at least 300,000 people were left homeless by the explosion in the port, as numerous buildings were severely damaged by the shockwave and fire.


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Aftermath of a massive explosion is seen in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020

He also noted that the damage from the incident amounted to at least $3-5 billion.

Aftermath of a massive explosion is seen  in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020

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Aftermath of a massive explosion is seen in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020

Authorities stated that hospitals were overcrowded due to the large influx of injured patients.

Aftermath of a massive explosion is seen  in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020

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Aftermath of a massive explosion is seen in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020

 

Aftermath of a massive explosion is seen  in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020

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Aftermath of a massive explosion is seen in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020

The government is investigating the disastrous explosion and has promised to announce the findings in the coming days.


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