A massive fire broke, out in Beirut's port on Thursday, just a month after a massive blast erupted at the same site. The Lebanese army on Thursday said that the blaze erupted at a warehouse that stored oils and tyres in the port's Duty-Free area. Residents who were still reeling out of the shock that killed 200 people a month ago, have been asked to clear the port for their safety and let firefighters perform their job without any obstacles. Workers are trying to remove the debris from last month's explosion. Pictures and videos of the fire billowing have gone viral on social media platforms. Massive Fire at Beirut Port, Month After Area Was Hit By Explosions; Watch Horrifying Video.
Meanwhile, helicopters are also aiding the operations trying to extinguish the fire. Residents of Beirut also shared clips on the fire on social media expressing how the same incident has once again repeated inciting fear in the minds of people. This time the presence of explosive material in the area cannot be ruled out.
Massive Fire at Beirut:
— Rebecca Collard (@rebeccacollard) September 10, 2020
Helicopter Aiding Operations to Extinguish Fire:
— Ali Choukeir (@alichoukeir) September 10, 2020
That Fire Looks Worrying!
— Bel Trew (@Beltrew) September 10, 2020
Warehouse Containing Oil Caught Fire:
— Luna Safwan - لونا صفوان (@LunaSafwan) September 10, 2020
That Looks So Scary:
The sky has turned black again in Beirut. pic.twitter.com/8Z8OSVu4QD
— Liz Sly (@LizSly) September 10, 2020
Last month's explosion cost dearly to the people of Lebanon as people lost their dear ones in the attack. Ten firefighters were also killed while trying o extinguish the fire caused by the explosion. It also affected their connection with the outside world and the city was only crippling back to normalcy when the next fire happened. on August 4, nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium burnt in the capital city leaving more than 300,000 people displaced. Following the blast last month, there were calls for President Michel Aoun to resign. Even before the previous blast, Lebanon's economy has been struggling.
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