At least a strong explosion rocked Tuesday, August 4, 2020 the lebanese capital Beirut, above which rises a thick cloud of smoke, according to correspondents of the Agence France-Presse on the spot. The blast, which took place in the port area and the origin of which was not known in the immediate future, has been heard in several areas of the city.
The windows of many buildings and shops were shattered. Thick clouds of smoke, orange rise above the capital. Local media broadcast images of people trapped under the rubble, some covered with blood.
"The buildings shake"
According to preliminary information from local media, the explosion would be the result of an incident at the port of Beirut. The circumstances and details of the explosion remained unknown in the immediate future. "The buildings are shaking ", has tweeted an inhabitant of the city, claiming that " all the windows of (his) apartment exploded ".p> Date Of Update: 04 August 2020, 12:33