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Lebanon: New mobile video emerges showing intensity of Beirut explosion00:14

Lebanon: New mobile video emerges showing intensity of Beirut explosion

Lebanon, Beirut
August 8, 2020 at 02:28 GMT -00:00 · Published

New footage has emerged online showing the intensity of the explosions in Beirut's port on Tuesday.

The video shows a heavy cloud of billowing smoke before the second blast.

The explosions, which killed at least 157 people and injured more than 5,000, according to officials, are thought to have been caused by the ignition of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate.

The highly explosive chemical material was reportedly stored without precautionary measures at the port.

Lebanon: New mobile video emerges showing intensity of Beirut explosion00:14
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New footage has emerged online showing the intensity of the explosions in Beirut's port on Tuesday.

The video shows a heavy cloud of billowing smoke before the second blast.

The explosions, which killed at least 157 people and injured more than 5,000, according to officials, are thought to have been caused by the ignition of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate.

The highly explosive chemical material was reportedly stored without precautionary measures at the port.

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