Beirut Explosion Causes Widespread Damage, Kills More Than 50 and Injures at Least 2,750 – Watch the Giant Mushroom Cloud and the Devastating Aftermath of the Massive Blast in These Insane Videos

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A large blast has hit the Lebanese capital, Beirut, causing widespread damage, killing at least 50 and injuring more than 2,000 people, officials say.

Reports say the explosion was in the port area of the city, with unconfirmed reports of a second blast. It is not clear what caused them.

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Beirut blast: Explosion rocks Lebanon capital city injuring many.

Video posted online showed a large mushroom cloud and destroyed buildings.

Sources say more than 50 died and 2,000 were injured.

It comes at a sensitive time, ahead of the verdict in a trial over the killing of ex-PM Rafik Hariri in 2005.

A UN tribunal is due to issue its verdict in the trial of four suspects in the murder by car bomb of Hariri on Friday.

The possible second explosion was reported to be at the Hariri residence in the city.

Lebanon’s health minister, Hamad Hasan, has spoken of many injuries and extensive damage.

Local media showed people trapped beneath rubble. A witness described the first explosion as deafening. Video footage showed wrecked cars and blast-damaged buildings.

The latest reports come amid political tension in Lebanon, with street demonstrations against the government’s handling the worst economic crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.

There has also been tension on the border with Israel, which said last week that it had thwarted an attempt by Hezbollah to infiltrate Israeli territory.

What’s the Hariri case about?

On the morning of 14 February 2005, Rafik Hariri – then an MP who aligned himself with the opposition in parliament – was travelling in a motorcade when the explosion went off in a busy area full of hotels and banks, causing widespread damage.

Mr Hariri had been one of Lebanon’s most prominent Sunni politicians and, at the time of his death, had joined calls for Syria to withdraw troops which had been in Lebanon since 1976 following the start of the civil war.

The killing brought tens of thousands of demonstrators on to the streets in protest against the pro-Syrian government, with the finger of blame for the assassination pointed at Lebanon’s heavily influential neighbour.

Within two weeks the government resigned and weeks after that, Syria withdrew its forces.

After collecting evidence, the UN and Lebanon set up the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) in The Hague in 2007 to investigate the bombing, and ultimately charged four suspects of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group with terrorism, murder and attempted murder.

A fifth man linked to the attack, Hezbollah military commander Mustafa Amine Badreddine, was killed in Syria in 2016.

Hezbollah’s supporters have dismissed the trial, suggesting that the STL process is not politically neutral.

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Lebanonese PM Hariri’s assassination was “Lebanon’s 911” which was meant to frame Syria and its ally Hezbollah, which in turn would justify the international community regime changing Assad-Hezbollah for Israel.
    It was the 911 ‘trigger’ event for the first so-called “ARAB SPRING of 2005” concocted by Bush, Jr administration and dual national NEOCONS.
    Its all here- bogus Arab Spring 1 & 2
    http://www.arkofcrisis.com/id51.html

  2. Someone needs to check out the scene with a Geiger counter to check for radiation. I read another site where it claims this explosion may have been a failed nuclear bomb that failed to reach critical mass.

  3. Well world war 3 is strted and Israel new toys missile was a mini nuke. If you keep seeing suddenly a wave of missile explosion remind of us Nakazaki Japan. I say it was Israel no one else has that high tech. Israel last chance is OCT 1 or SEP 11 attack IRAN?

  4. Beirut blast horror: Chemical explosion tears through Lebanese capital ‘like a nuclear bomb’ levelling buildings, killing dozens and wounding THOUSANDS – with boom heard as far away as Cyprus

    WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The country’s health minster said the blast has left more than 3,700 injured
    Dramatic footage shows smoke billowing from the port area shortly before an enormous fireball explodes
    Lebanon’s interior minister said ammonium nitrate had been stored in warehouses at the port since 2014
    Witnesses have stressed the sheer enormity of the blast, which was heard 125 miles away in Cyprus
    It obliterated the immediate surrounding buildings, where firefighters were still battling flames this evening
    Thank you Israel for clearing Islmo Facism in the world.
    Iranain will with open arms will be happy Israel attack Iran? Death toKhamanie Jallad and all his IRGC , Sepahi, and Bassijis. World War 3 must start from Iran according to Bible any version.

  5. ‘The worst thing I’ve ever seen’: Doctors treat wounded in rubble of destroyed hospitals after Beirut explosions

    Scores dead and thousands injured after blasts in Lebanese capital

    Bel Trew
    in Beirut @beltrew
    The explosion was so huge, Emad Abour thought a nuclear bomb had dropped near the hospital where he works in Beirut. The ground rolled like an earthquake. Windows peeled from their metal frames and shattered. Heavy ward doors were lifted from their hinges and thrown across the floor.

    The blast wave raged through the city to the mountains, bringing people to their knees. It struck with the force of a 3.5-magnitude earthquake, according to Germany’s geosciences centre GFZ, and was felt 290 km (180 miles) across the Mediterranean in Cyprus.

    At St George Hospital, around a kilometre from the epicentre of the explosion at Beirut port, Abour’s ears were still ringing, as he crawled to the intensive care unit to check on patients.
    Over 5000 injured and missing and this was mini nuke as we see the explosion goes towards sky like a mushroom cloud but soonly disappears. We never seen this kind of missile or weapon it was tested there to see how much damages can do.
    Do not mess with USA and Israel?

  6. World War 3 IRAN and Middle East update.
    Sifting Beirut’s rubble for bodies: Over 100 people are killed and 4,000 hurt after ‘welder’ sparks warehouse fire that ignited 2,700 tons of explosive chemicals ‘seized from a ship’ causing 3 kiloton blast – a fifth the size of Hiroshima bomb

    Survivors of a bomb blast that devastated Beirut are searching the rubble of their city for victims today
    Death toll stands at 100 and is expected to rise, with more than 4,000 wounded as hospitals struggle to cope
    Barely a building left untouched by blast the size of a small nuke, thought to have been sparked by a welder
    Leaders rushed to offer aid as extent of destruction was laid bare, in country already suffering economic crisis
    Prime Minister vowed that those responsible will ‘pay the price’ as two-week state of emergency was declared
    Israel is making ready every front and Terrorist Iranian regime must go before World War 3 starts in full scales. Fires Earth Quakes shaking ring of fire so badly. Red Alert for North West of USA from San Diego to Vancouver BC what you seen in Beirut was 1/5 of Hiroshima , when the 7 to 8 plus hit you is equal to 100 Hiroshima bombs. PREPARE PREPARE IS ONLY WAY ? TUNE IN TO STRANGE SOUNDS FOR LATEST NEWS?

  7. Beirut explosion: Dozens still missing as death toll rises
    Lebanese officials called for an international investigation into the incident, saying that they were concerned that local investigation committees would be unreliable and politicized.
    By TZVI JOFFRE AUGUST 5, 2020 12:42
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    The scene of an explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020. The blast, which rattled entire buildings and broke glass, was felt in several parts of the city. (photo credit: ANWAR AMRO/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES)
    The scene of an explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020. The blast, which rattled entire buildings and broke glass, was felt in several parts of the city.
    (photo credit: ANWAR AMRO/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES)
    Over 100 people have died and 4,000 people were injured as search and rescue efforts continued on Wednesday after a massive explosion at a warehouse at Beirut’s port shook Lebanon’s capital on Tuesday.
    The death toll is expected to rise as dozens of people are still missing in rubble throughout the city.
    Multiple videos from the area showed a plume of smoke rising near the coastline and then a large blast and shock wave which shattered windows and damaged buildings and vehicles throughout the capital.
    Video and pictures from the scene showed windows blown out and debris strewn in buildings and streets throughout Lebanon’s capital. Some buildings in the area collapsed and emergency forces rushed to rescue those trapped in the rubble. Electrical outages were reported throughout the capital hampering search and rescue efforts.
    “What we are witnessing is a huge catastrophe,” the head of Lebanon’s Red Cross George Kettani told broadcaster Al-Mayadeen. “There are victims and casualties everywhere – in all the streets and areas near and far from the explosion.”
    Hospitals in the capital were overwhelmed with the injured and began treating people in hallways and transferring other wounded people outside of Beirut. Injuries, damage and deaths were reported on streets and in buildings throughout Beirut.
    The explosion placed extra burdens on the country which is already suffering from economic and political crises. The damages caused by the explosion range between three to five billion dollars and between 200 to 250 thousand people have been left without a place to live
    Lebanon’s main wheat silo was destroyed in the explosion, leaving the country with about a month’s worth of grain. “We are currently looking for storage areas,” Nehme said, adding that Lebanon needed enough inventories to last at least three months to ensure its food security.

    Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced three days of national mourning starting Wednesday for the victims of the explosion. Beirut was declared a disaster city and state of emergency was declared for two weeks. Diab stated that he “would not rest” until the person responsible for the disaster was found and held accountable.
    The exact cause of the explosion remained uncertain as of Tuesday night, but Lebanon’s Supreme Council of Defense stated that over 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate were stored for six years at the warehouse where the explosion occurred, calling this “unacceptable.” Multiple reports were issued in recent years urging for a solution to be found concerning the stored chemicals.
    Also this was low yield EMP since no one has electricity and water with heat wave , Beirut soon will come riots ,with
    economic melt down, social declines and COVID-2.0 of UN will invade Lebanon . This is test for North America to see what would be reactions of them to peace keep forces? What do you think Strange sounds. We endorse Jason A you tube, Steve Quayle and Stan Deyo, and few others. Alex Jones did talk about AIWORLDGOV.com and knightscope.com robots will replace every one jobs for entire show !

  8. World War 3 is in full gear:

    Yet another fire hits Iran as blaze breaks out in Tehran industrial park – the latest in a series of mysterious blasts including one at a nuclear facility

    Fire broke out inside three industrial warehouses east of Tehran on Tuesday
    Blaze destroyed manufacturing supplies, including lumber and leather
    It is the latest in a series of fires targeting infrastructure and industry in Iran
    Iran has previously warned that fires could be ‘sabotage’, warning of ‘retaliation’
    SHUT UP KHAMANIE . WE ASK FOR NUKE IRAN ASAP?

  9. A incompetent government allowed the misuse of the storage of fertilizer. It happens far too often. Are they storing ammonia nitrate in your neighborhood?

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  11. End of American dream is here the threat of full scale civil war is seen daily and around the globe.
    Multiple high powered weapons are seized at YouTube star Jake Paul’s $6.9M Calabasas mansion after FBI agents in military trucks swarm the property in connection to his arrest for Arizona mall riot as his collaborator’s Vegas home is raided. This is shows no matter who you are famous or not you always 100 of guns and this is because no matter who wins elections it can be called null and void. That is why i predicted no election in USA and martial law is in final phases. Beirut explosion was mini nuke that brought hardships to people of Lebanon and with economic and social poverty and COVID 2.0 always poor people of nations have to pay lousy price for the people in power. IRAN out of Lebanon now or there will be more consequences coming. World War 3 is in full gear, connecting dots is our responsibility and up to you validate it. We must bring freedom and justice back to Lebanon from oppressors.
    Make Iran great again and Make Lebenon great again.

  12. World WAR 3 : WAR ROOM
    Former CIA agent: There was military ammunition at the explosion site in Beirut
    Thursday, 06 Aug 2020 04:32

    Robert Bauer, former CIA agent assigned to the Middle East says based on the videos, ammonium nitrate was not the only cause of explosion in Beirut.

    In an interview with CNN, Bauer said he believes that there were military ammunition and explosives at the site of the explosion, but it is not clear whose.

    He stated that it was clearly a military explosion and that the initial explosion was caused by the ammunition, before the second and bigger blast.

    Bauer added that nobody would accept that military explosives were being kept at the port. It is a stupid thing to do.

    That is very good since i said same thing from day one. This was military style explosions indeed.
    Disclaimer always apply

  13. World WAR 3 : WAR ROOM MORE FIRES IN IRAN !
    Simultaneous fires in Semnan powerplant and Jajroud industrial complex

    In the span of a few hours, two widespread fires occurred in the Jajroud industrial complex and the Shahid Bakeri power plant in Semnan.

    The chief of the Semnan city fire department told the reporters that the fire at the city’s powerplant started around 1:00 pm. The fire started in the 20-million-liter gasoil reservoir. The cause of the fire is still unknown and under investigation.

    A few hours earlier, chief of the fire department at Pardis city of Tehran reported a widespread fire at Jajroud industrial complex. The chief told the state-TV that the fire was reported at 6:52 am.

    In recent weeks, a series of fires and explosions have occurred in Iranian infrastructures. The government has claimed that most of the incidents were accidental but has not offered explanations for the rest. The incidents have occurred in several industrial and military and nuclear zones, like the missile program area in the east of Tehran and Natanz nuclear site.

    Some analysts believe that these incidents are not accidental, but in fact, planned and organized. Some in the media claim that they are related to the cyber war between the Islamic Republic and Israel. More explosions and fires will be seen in middle east sooner than later?
    DATES FOR WORLD WAR 3 ARE 8-13-2020, 9-11-2020. OCT-1-2020, OCT-31-2020 and NOV 3 -2020 ELECTION WILL BE SUSPENDED?
    DISCLAIMER ALWAYS APPLY. WE REPORT YOU DECIDE.

  14. I predicted CIVIL WAR RIOTS IN LEBANON BEIRUT AND WORLD WAR 3 IS IN MOTION?
    Protestors clash with police on streets of Beirut after begging Macron for help toppling elite – following arrest of 16 port employees over devastating explosion
    Protestors have taken to streets of Beirut in violent protest to blame ‘corrupt’ government for huge explosion
    Crowds earlier mobbed visiting Emmanuel Macron, demanding his help in overthrowing Lebanon’s regime
    Ex-PM’s son Bahaa Hariri has said everyone in the city knew that Hezbollah controlled Beirut’s port and airport
    Blast has threatened to reignite anti-government protests in Lebanon that have been ongoing since last year
    At least 145 people have so far died, with some 5,000 wounded, 300,000 homeless, and widespread damage We have confirm report that tonight over 500,000 people are hungry and is day one. USA is closer to full civil war if 24 Hurricanes brings hunger people and quakes in North West of USA will bring sudden riots?
    Disclaimer always apply

  15. WORLD WAR 3 : FULL IN PROGRESS:
    The replica of the sunken ship of the Revolutionary Guards has endangered the passage of ships

    A replica of an American aircraft carrier built by the Revolutionary Guards sank last week during an exercise near Bandar Abbas and has now been turned into a time bomb for a naval accident. The replica sank in a waterway where passenger ships, oil tankers and merchant ships arrived. Satellite images posted on Intel’s Twitter Aurora show some of these giant ships passing by very close by.

    Forbes magazine addresses this issue and the author emphasizes that the sinking of the aircraft carrier replica at that point “poses a serious risk to the passage of ships” and the time to solve this problem is coming to an end because any accident could occur. .

    Referring to the accident of the Umayyad Tricolor, the author believes that even if the location is marked, there is a possibility of an accident. The Umayyad Tricolor sank in the English Channel on December 12, 2002, and despite being marked and a patrol on the spot, it was hit by two merchant ships in two separate accidents.

    The author of Forbes goes on to point out that the replica of the aircraft carrier is unmarked, and even if it were, not only would the lights of Bandar Abbas be out of sight at night, but fog and sandstorms could cause a double problem. Another danger is the movement of the model drowned by the tides and storms, which is likely to bring it closer to the port entrance.

    In an interview with Forbes, a ship’s captain says that to maintain security, there should be a distance of at least half a nautical mile between the ships and the sunken replica, but the sunken ship can move, and therefore, a nautical mile is a better distance. But ships pass much closer. Most passing ships are equipped with radar, which is often tuned for long-distance observation, and this creates a blind spot near the ship.

    The author of Forbes warns in the end that if the tanker collides with the sunken model, its environmental damage will be catastrophic and adds that storm waves caused by severe tornadoes in the North Indian Ocean are on the way that can move the sunken model. Iran has not yet taken action in this regard, and it is unclear whether it has the facilities and ability to resolve the issue.
    NUKE IRAN NOW

  16. World War 3 in motion!
    This Global Depression Will Be Brutal – Tens Of Millions Of Americans Can’t Pay Their Bills And Are In Danger Of Eviction

    Most of us have never experienced anything like this in our entire lifetimes. Fear of COVID-19, endless civil unrest in major U.S. cities and a whole host of other factors have combined to plunge us into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s. On Friday, the Labor Department announced that the unemployment rate in the U.S. fell to just 10.2 percent last month, and if that number was actually accurate that would be pretty good news. Unfortunately, it simply does not square with all of the other numbers that we have been seeing. According to John Williams of shadowstats.com, if honest numbers were being used the unemployment rate would actually be 30 percent right now, and I believe that figure is much closer to the reality that we are facing. In February, 152 million Americans were working, and since that time more than 55 million have filed new claims for unemployment benefits. Unless tens of millions of those people have been filing fraudulent claims, there is no way in the world that the unemployment rate should be about 10 percent right now.

  17. World WAR 3 is in motion?

    WSJ: U.S ceases four ships carrying Iranian fuel

    The U.S. government has for the first time seized vessels allegedly loaded with Iranian fuel in violation of sanctions imposed by the Trump administration, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing U.S. officials.

    U.S. prosecutors filed a lawsuit last month to seize the gasoline aboard four tankers that Iran is trying to ship to Venezuela, the latest attempt by the Trump administration to increase economic pressure on the two U.S. foes.

    The lawsuit aimed to stop the flow of revenues from oil sales to Iran, which Washington has sanctioned over its nuclear program, ballistic missiles, and influence across the Middle East. Tehran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.

    The four vessels, called Luna, Pandi, Bering and Bella, were seized on the high seas in recent days and are now en route to Houston, the WSJ said citing the officials, adding that senior administration officials are expected to meet the tankers at an event scheduled to mark the docking.

    The report, citing one official, said the vessels had been taken over without the use of military force, but did not provide any details.
    Death to Islamic Republic Of IRAN.

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