The Aftermath of the Beirut Explosion (23 photos)

Lebanese officials have now said that the August 4 explosion that devastated much of Beirut’s port area was caused by a fire in a warehouse that had been storing explosive materials, reportedly including 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate. As of today, more than 100 deaths and over 4,000 injuries have been reported. Gathered below, images of the widespread damage in Beirut, a day after the devastating blast.

An aerial view shows the massive damage at Beirut port’s grain silos (center) and the area around it on August 5, 2020, one day after a massive explosion hit the harbor in the heart of the Lebanese capital.

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