Widespread damage after huge explosion in Beirut - BBC News
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A large blast has hit the Lebanese capital, Beirut, causing widespread damage and injuring many people, officials say.
It is not yet clear what caused the explosion in the port area of the city. Video posted online showed a large mushroom cloud and destroyed buildings.
Hospitals are said to be overwhelmed by casualties.
It comes at a sensitive time with the country's economic collapse reigniting old tensions.
Tensions are also high ahead of the verdict in a trial over the killing of ex-PM Rafik Hariri in 2005. A UN tribunal is due to issue its verdict in the trial of four suspects in the murder by car bomb of Hariri on Friday.
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Lebanon's health minister, Hamad Hasan, has spoken of many injuries and extensive damage.
Reuters news agency quotes sources as saying 10 bodies have been pulled from the wreckage.
The cause of the explosion is still not known, but some reports suggest it may have been an accident. Lebanon's National News Agency reported a fire breaking out at what it called an explosives depot at the port.

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  • aj harris
    aj harris

    Were running left and right in 2020

  • Ziv Benigoyev
    Ziv Benigoyev

    it's a shame you didn't accept help from Israel. i am from israel. karma tried to connect between us but your government's head is to high in the sky. all recent events like "corona" and explosions are happening because Ego and money controlling this world, instead of poeple working together to develop and evolve as one big nation, people are concerned about their own pockets . people are too concerned about what makes us different instead how to connect between us. people are too concerned about what happened in the past instead of looking to the future. we are destroying this world with our pollution and antisocial behavior. open your eyes everyone. i can only wish you the best, sending you love.

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    Guatemalan Countryball Animations

    Beirut should be called Burnariat

  • Mamadou Barry
    Mamadou Barry

    What cause the fire to exploded like there’s no way it could just come by it self

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    Nerry Simaj

    OK

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  • The Aryan Valley
    The Aryan Valley

    Power of netanyahu

  • SAY IT HOW IT IS 777
    SAY IT HOW IT IS 777

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  • Shenandoah Berghuis
    Shenandoah Berghuis

    Praying ~Netherlands🇳🇱

  • vanja stec
    vanja stec

    I don't know why the fuck 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate was doing there

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    GTA 5 ONLINE WATCH DOGS Jack White Killer

    Iran is the... Ughh fuck iran

  • Camse Corps
    Camse Corps

    The next Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

  • ruby rube
    ruby rube

    tbh we should be really proud we’re still alive in 2020

  • Dion Ally Cerrafon
    Dion Ally Cerrafon

    God probably wanted to test us of how long people survive 2020.

  • Davy Jones
    Davy Jones

    When 1st January of 2021 comes.. *Achievement Unlocked!* *Surviving The 2020*

  • 7even
    7even

    Lol

  • Legend ū Op
    Legend ū Op

    I was cry

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    Wow love it

  • James Tingtat
    James Tingtat

    Why exactly did we say "Happy New Year" ?!

  • theYellowBrad
    theYellowBrad

    How to skip 2020 to 2022?

  • bofooit gojo
    bofooit gojo

    Im from lebanon a thankfully none of my parents and family that live there died or got injured

  • Joo won
    Joo won

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  • Joanna
    Joanna

    I feel so bad I know the pain because when I eat and every time and every second I feel like I’m gonna throw up

  • _mluqe_
    _mluqe_

    A non radioactive nuke

    • _mluqe_
      _mluqe_

      @bofooit gojo what? I just said a non radioactove nuke?

    • bofooit gojo
      bofooit gojo

      Scripted explosion not an accident. www.livescience.com/6413-fertilizer-bombs-work.html

  • hen ko
    hen ko

    “Alright I’ve seen enough, passcode sent”

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    • Joanna
      Joanna

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  • شيماء احمد
    شيماء احمد

    مين داخل يشوف الاجانب بيقولى ايه عن بيروت 💔

    • hen ko
      hen ko

      gf.me/u/ypu2vk click the link to help with donations for the victims of this tragedy Thank you wherever you are.

  • Josue Guerra
    Josue Guerra

    Wow..

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    Informative Learning

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  • Joe Macdonald
    Joe Macdonald

    It was a bomb, it's a simple as that! The fire was the cover for the bomb and it was either planted beforehand or on the fly. Then the bomb was detonated either by timer or remote.

  • Zoltán Németh
    Zoltán Németh

    👍👌

  • RaiXツ
    RaiXツ

    The Beginning of the End

  • Richy Beatz
    Richy Beatz

    Probably someone ate to many tacos or burritos from taco bell and this was the cause

    • RaiXツ
      RaiXツ

      Not the best time to joke about something this serious

  • Truthoverpowersfalsehood
    Truthoverpowersfalsehood

    Beirut..the city of dreams..the place where everyone wants a piece of and when they cant have it they destroy it...the blood of the martyrs soaks in the soil and causes the earth to produce beautiful blossoms..You will never have our Beirut until our last breath..God is with the oppressed and so dear inhabitants of the Arabian Beirut be strong and proud and fight for her for she is yours until we depart from it..

    • zijuiy wttuy
      zijuiy wttuy

      I feel bad for beirut

  • Ermelinda Santiz-hernandez
    Ermelinda Santiz-hernandez

    I hope all of them are okay 🙏 plz be okay 😭

    • zijuiy wttuy
      zijuiy wttuy

      Noooooooo don't let CNN report this news, they'll just spread misinformation 🤢🤮

  • zijuiy wttuy
    zijuiy wttuy

    “Alright I’ve seen enough, passcode sent”

  • FEARDIVISIONDISTRACTION
    FEARDIVISIONDISTRACTION

    Scripted explosion not an accident. www.livescience.com/6413-fertilizer-bombs-work.html

  • Heba Joan
    Heba Joan

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    • zijuiy wttuy
      zijuiy wttuy

      I am from LEBANON 🇱🇧🇱🇧

  • Heba Joan
    Heba Joan

    It was a Nuclear bomb attack! Will you verify & Report?????? m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=205790187772761&id=100050253429535&extid=qWwILhVgUoC8IlKK&d=null&vh=i

    • Ryza 005
      Ryza 005

      Heba Joan it’s pretty obviously not a nuke idiot.

  • Corey Fellows
    Corey Fellows

    Where do you want me to put this fire work factory?? Ummmm .. How about right there (points at middle of downtown)

  • alan h
    alan h

    gf.me/u/ypu2vk click the link to help with donations for the victims of this tragedy Thank you wherever you are.

  • Kanulabi Barbra
    Kanulabi Barbra

    Ohhhhhhh sorry

  • fouoii gyhh
    fouoii gyhh

    In this year today not good but 2019 is the best year ever i miss it

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  • Bishal Dhakal
    Bishal Dhakal

    What was the cause of the blast, BBC how calm unable to find the reason behind?

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  • laskin riubn
    laskin riubn

    Noooooooo don't let CNN report this news, they'll just spread misinformation 🤢🤮

    • Asmr H.w
      Asmr H.w

      You got that right

  • Emir Himzari Latif
    Emir Himzari Latif

    I feel bad for beirut

    • fouoii gyhh
      fouoii gyhh

      huge

  • Kevin Diego
    Kevin Diego

    1945 japan 2020 Lebanon nuke

    • Ryza 005
      Ryza 005

      Kevin Diego it’s not a nuke though you realise that.

  • Cabbager Rasta
    Cabbager Rasta

    CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED?????

    • bodoy euir
      bodoy euir

      Looks like Bertholdt's transformation. Someone will probably edit this sooner or later lol

  • Sean Baca
    Sean Baca

    right-wing Christian leader PM Michael Aoun is responsible for this. VOTE OUT ALL CORRUPT RIGHT WINGERS... WE WILL BE VOTING OUT CORRUPT trump IN 85 DAYS.

    • laskin riubn
      laskin riubn

      Looks like Bertholdt's transformation. Someone will probably edit this sooner or later lol

  • Yo Bro Krrr
    Yo Bro Krrr

    2020 becoming more terrible everywhere... It's really sad to see the blast in labanon, landslides and most terrifying plane crash in God's own country...when will all this kind of disasters gonna end. Just waiting for the good days as before😕😕

    • bodoy euir
      bodoy euir

      May God help us all 🙏

  • Celine Hanach
    Celine Hanach

    I am from LEBANON 🇱🇧🇱🇧

    • vliduu zeeb
      vliduu zeeb

      The Russians who sent the ammonium nitrate probably knew it will be intercepted in Lebanon .

  • vliduu zeeb
    vliduu zeeb

    This government needs to answer for this. An appalling decision to store that substance there.

    • vliduu zeeb
      vliduu zeeb

      See wat others dont show you about the explosion😨it-my.com/watchvideo/video-UNeXsUCbQ0M.html

  • bodoy euir
    bodoy euir

    keep it for yourself

  • Aly G
    Aly G

    Someone had to make this

  • Toby Comedy
    Toby Comedy

    A Nuke clear :O

  • Cal Wizzarak
    Cal Wizzarak

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      Ryza 005

      Cal Wizzarak go somewhere else buddy

    • bodoy euir
      bodoy euir

      Wow Detik dètik meledaknya baerut0

  • Riddick tonn
    Riddick tonn

    Everyone in Beirut needs to get a “I survived 3 Kiloton explosion” T-Shirt. Trinity test only used 100 tons of tnt for comparison test for nuke blast. That was a 0.1 kiloton explosion of tnt!! Yea I’d be very pissed at my gov if it happened in my city.

    • vliduu zeeb
      vliduu zeeb

      Beirut it-my.com/watchvideo/video-Mb9mrXJIHnI.html

  • diungy alisnr
    diungy alisnr

    Future history books will need one chapter just for year 2020 alone.

  • Loud Mike Media
    Loud Mike Media

    huge

  • Dr Clef
    Dr Clef

    It looked like a hydrogen bomb (white smoke, sudden silence, huge shock wave)

  • Cain Abel
    Cain Abel

    Fire the welder!... Oh wait, he might be dead.

  • Ben Lankoi
    Ben Lankoi

    May God help us all 🙏

    • diungy alisnr
      diungy alisnr

      Humans in early 2020 : Happy new year 2020!! 2020 : Wait for it!!

  • misolou fout
    misolou fout

    Looks like Bertholdt's transformation. Someone will probably edit this sooner or later lol

  • Åzsan
    Åzsan

    ALLAH YERHAMO from Sweden, Turkey and the Kurds ❤️❤️❤️ subhanallah that this was not worser than it is 💛💛 my lovely Lebanese people, stay strong 💚💚

  • John Redman
    John Redman

    I blame Antifa

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