Fear, chaos as explosion hits Beirut's port

Fear, chaos as explosion hits Beirut's port

- Another fire explosion has hit Beirut, Lebanon's capital

- This inferno is coming just a month after a fire outbreak claimed the lives of 200 persons

- Eyewitnesses confirmed that the fire started at a warehouse where oil and tyres are stored

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Another massive explosion has hit a port in Lebanon's capital, Beirut, after a fire outbreak erupted on Monday, September 7, at the same site where an inferno had claimed the lives of least 200 persons in August 2020.

The devastating development was confirmed by some Lebanese soldiers who informed Aljazeera that the fire started at a warehouse where oil and tyres are stored.

The global online media house gathered from other eyewitnesses that flames went up at a storage area used by BCC Logistics, who added that the inferno was outside the “red zone” central to the blast investigation.

Fear, chaos as explosion hits Beirut's port
Beirut port explosion (Photo credit: Aljazeera)
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A military source disclosed to journalists in the country that security agencies were carrying out a thorough survey of the port area and as such cannot ascertain the volume of work will done.

Reacting to the tragedy, a Lebanese writer Lina Mounzer, said: "Another huge fire at the Beirut port. Do we open all the windows to guard against another blast or close them to guard against the toxic fumes? The sky is black above and my lungs hurt. (So does my heart)."

Another Lebanese who is a lawyer and activist, Karim Nammour, noted: "Beirut's port is an official crime scene ... having back-to-back fires in it within a few days is not an innocent accident ... it cannot be."

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that On Tuesday, August 4, a massive blast occurred in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, killing several people and injuring more than 2,500 others, according to authorities in the Middle East country.

The tragic incident led to heated protest as citizens accused the country's leaders of culpability through their alleged negligence and corruption. Following the sustained protest, Lebanon's government has resigned.

The announcement was made in a national TV address by the Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, on Monday, August 10.

The prime minister blamed endemic corruption for the devastating explosion. Legit.ng gathers that Lebanon's president, Michel Aoun, has accepted Diab's resignation.

The president, however, asked the government to stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new cabinet was formed.

In a similar development, an unnamed nanny had been tagged a hero online after the noble act she carried out during the Beirut explosion in Lebanon.

In a viral video online, a caretaker could be seen cleaning a rug with a vacuum cleaner. While she was at work, she initially noticed a slight vibration which she really did not give much attention to.

However, seconds after, another rumbling shattered through the windows which turned the whole house upside down.

Without thinking much, the woman grabbed her boss’ daughter off the floor in a quick move to save her from the disaster. Nothing could quite describe her instant action.

Hers could be likened to an adrenaline-fueled reaction that only dictates either fight or flight response in such a situation.

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