A combo image shows part of the grain silos in the port of Beirut collapsing on Thursday. AFP
Gulf Today Report
Another part of the Beirut’s giant port grain silos collapsed on Thursday causing a huge cloud of dust. Coincidently, Thursday happens to be the 2nd anniversary of a massive explosion two years ago in Beirut.
Hundreds marched in Beirut on Thursday to mark the second anniversary of the blast that killed scores.
There was no causality in Thursday’s incident as authorities noticing that the northern block of the silos consisting of four towers has been slowly tilting for days have got the entire area evacuated. A section of the silos also collapsed on Sunday.
In the blast that occurred on Aug. 4, 2020 nearly 220 people were killed and over 6,000 were injured and it caused damage worth billions of dollars.
The 48-metre silos which collapsed on Thursday, was 50 years old and had withstood the force of the explosion two years ago.
The anniversary came amid calls for an international investigation into one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history.
Two enormous explosions at the Beirut Port on Tuesday disrupted a Lebanese bride’s wedding photo session. The bride luckily suffered minor injuries.
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International aid in the form of emergency workers and medical personnel is heading to Lebanon a day after a massive explosion devastated Beirut’s port. Egypt has opened a field hospital in Beirut to receive the wounded.
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