Hundreds of injured, the army in the use of: Beirut has just been swallowed up by the huge Explosion

came to Beirut In the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, a massive Explosion. A reporter for the German press Agency, reported a strong vibration in the centre of the

Hundreds of injured, the army in the use of: Beirut has just been swallowed up by the huge Explosion

came to Beirut In the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, a massive Explosion. A reporter for the German press Agency, reported a strong vibration in the centre of the city and great damage.

"was engulfed in Beirut a huge Explosion,"

By the force of the Explosion, which occurred at the port of the seaside city, went with plenty of Windows to break. Above the city a large cloud of smoke rose. Partly, there were reports of two consecutive explosions. A resident of Beirut, wrote in the short message service Twitter "shaking buildings". Another wrote: "it was Beirut, just a massive, ear-splitting engulfed in the Explosion. I've heard it in miles of distance." Another witness said, according to The press: "It was like a nuclear bomb". The TV channel Al-Jazeera International Sami Nader, the Director of the Levantine Institute for Strategic Affairs, said: "This is the biggest Explosion there has been in Lebanon ever, according to my experience and my Knowledge. The destruction in the port area are strong". AFP

Explosion in Beirut: the Dead and the wounded

About the exact number of victims and the extent of the damage ruled, first, a lack of clarity. The Lebanese Red cross said hundreds of people had been injured. The Minister of health speaks later on the evening of the 73 dead and 3,700 injured. the injured included employees of the German Embassy, as the Foreign office announced late in the evening. Check currently, what help could you offer "without delay", the report says.

Merkel announces aid after Explosion in Lebanon

in The late evening, Chancellor Merkel said. In the Statement it says: "The German government is shocked by the reports and pictures. Our thoughts are lost in those of the members. To the injured we wish a speedy recovery. We will be offering Lebanon our help."

eye witnesses reported bodies on the streets and people are hidden under debris. The Red cross was with 30 Teams in the field. The army helped the injured to bring in hospitals. Citizens were invited to donate blood. The head of government Hassan Diab announced that the people responsible for the disaster would be "held accountable" and "pay the price". In a televised address, he asked also all the friendly countries for help. Hassan Ammar/AP/dpa

Wallpapers are still unclear

The backgrounds were initially unclear. The state news Agency NNA reported that the port had broken out in a warehouse in the vicinity of several grain storage fire. "Strong explosions" were felt in Beirut and suburbs. Forces of the fire brigade fought the flames. The port is located only a few kilometres from downtown Beirut.

Nch information of the safety authorities, the explosions could have been caused by old explosive material. It could have been "years ago confiscated explosive material" acted, which had been stored in a building in the port said security chief Abbas Ibrahim on Tuesday. "It was apparently a highly explosive Material," he added to reporters. According to an AFP reporter, a ship in the port of Beirut in flames.

emergency meeting convened

evidence of a stroke or a political Background was not there initially. A few kilometers from the site of the Explosion were killed in 2005 of the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 21 other people in a bomb attack. The residence of his son, former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, was damaged in the Explosion on Tuesday.

head of government Hassan Diab said Wednesday a day of national mourning in memory of the victims. President Michel Aoun convened an emergency meeting of the National Council of defense.

EU-Lebanon assistance in the view

The EU has provided to Lebanon after the heavy Explosion in Beirut's assistance in view. "The European Union is ready to provide help and support," said EU Council President Charles Michel on Tuesday evening. His thoughts were to the Lebanese people and the families of the victims.

The EU's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell wrote: "The European Union expresses its full solidarity and full support for the families of the victims and for the Lebanese people and the Lebanese authorities." The possible cause of the disaster, the EU politicians are not expressed.

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Updated Date: 04 August 2020, 17:28

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