Beirut is the capital of Lebanon which is situated in West Asia. Two huge explosions rocked the capital city of Lebanon today. Soon after the huge explosion, Beirut went trending on Twitter and people started to tweet the videos of the explosion. According to the health minister of Lebanon, a ship carrying the fireworks blew up in the port.
Officials say this is an explosion caused by ‘sodium nitrate’ material in the Beirut port.
However, the citizens of Beirut believes that the explosions resulted from a rocket strike or any explosives, fireworks couldn’t have damaged the city this much. Here are the videos:
#LEBANON:— Hamza Yasir (@hamzatweets0) August 4, 2020
– Hundreds of people are injured in Lebanon
– Multiple fatalities reported.
– Still no confirmation of what caused the massive explosion.
– Netanyahu warned Hezbollah this morning.
– This past week, Israeli airstrikes killed a Hezbollah fighter in Syria.#Beirut pic.twitter.com/7GFq90LVmY
According to BBC:
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.
Also, a woman in the city center said:
It felt like an earthquake … I felt it was bigger than the explosion in the assassination of Rafic Hariri in 2005
Two major explosions rocked Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday. According to RT news, the first explosion struck the city’s port area after 6 pm local time.
Is Israel behind the explosion in Beirut?
Rumors suggest that Israel is behind the blast.
Prime Minister Netanyahu:— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) August 4, 2020
“We hit a cell and now we hit the dispatchers. We will do what is necessary in order to defend ourselves. I suggest to all of them, including Hezbollah, to consider this.
Israeli PM admitting bombing in Beirut today. Statement by @netanyahu is a confession of mass murder and state sponsored genocide. Will the world speak up? Will the State of Israel and its PM be taken to task who are responsible for death of innocent Lebanese? #بيروت pic.twitter.com/7cZNT6fwZs— Abdullah Nizamani (@lawyerwrites) August 4, 2020
Governor of Beirut, Lebanon says:
“What happened was like the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings”.
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