VIDEO : Huge Fire Erupts in Beirut Port Area A Month After Deadly Blast
Beirut : After the horrific blasts in the Lebanese capital of Beirut last month, there is shocking news coming out from there once again. Now a huge fire has erupted in a Beirut port area. The fire was seen rising suddenly and black smoke spread all around. Several fire brigade vehicles have reached the spot and efforts are being made to control the fire. After the fire in the port area, there was an atmosphere of chaos.
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On the incident of the fire, the Lebanese army was told that a fire broke out in a warehouse of engine oil and tires, which has taken a massive form. Along with this, the Army informed that efforts are being made to control the fire with the help of helicopters.
The August 4 explosion of hundreds of tonnes of ammonium nitrate fertiliser at the port killed more than 190 people, wounded thousands and ravaged large parts of the capital. The blast sparked widespread outrage after it emerged authorities had been aware of the presence of the huge stockpile, and prompted the government to resign.
The port blast piled new misery on Lebanese already battling the coronavirus pandemic and the country’s worst economic crisis in decades, which has seen poverty rates double to more than half the population.