At around 6 pm on August 4, local time, a huge explosion occurred in the port area of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. Many houses were damaged, glass was shattered, and red smoke rose from the sky. According to the Lebanese Ministry of Health, the explosion caused at least 73 deaths and 3,000 injuries.
Currently, Lebanese officials have not announced the cause of the explosion. There are reports that the explosion was caused by the spontaneous combustion of chemical substances. The current situation on the scene is relatively stable, and the official has not announced the possibility of secondary disasters. After the incident, the Israeli side released news that had nothing to do with the incident. (Headquarters reporter Sun Hu)
A mess at the Lebanese explosion site has not been extinguished
At 9:30 pm local time, the fire at the Lebanese explosion site was still burning. Fire-fighting vehicles, ambulance vehicles, and engineering vehicles were rushing to the scene to rescue the wounded and clean up the scene. The scene has been blocked by troops and several buildings have been damaged. The emergency department of Beirut Hospital is overcrowded, and the injured are currently being sent to hospitals outside the city for treatment.