Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: Lebanon

Beirut explosion: Lebanon puts port officials under house arrest as investigation begins into blast

© Provided by Evening Standard The blast on Tuesday killed at least 100 people and injured more than 4,000, although officials say the death toll could rise further (AFP via Getty Images)

August 6 (Evening Standard) - Lebanon's Government has put all of its port security officials under arrest while investigators probe the deadly blast that killed more than 100 people and left thousands injured and homeless. The blast's death toll has risen to 135 people with 5,000 injured and 300,000 left homeless. The investigation is reportedly focusing on possible negligence in ...

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Toll expected to rise in blast that shook Beirut, killing 100, injuring thousands

A view shows the aftermath at the site of Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 5, 2020. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah

Beirut, August 5 (Reuters) - Lebanese rescue workers dug through rubble looking for survivors of a powerful warehouse explosion that shook the capital Beirut, killing 100 people and injuring nearly 4,000 in a toll that officials expected to rise. Tuesday’s blast at port warehouses storing highly explosive material was the most powerful in years in Beirut, already reeling from an ...

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Massive blast in Beirut kills at least 10 people and injures hundreds

Smoke rises from the site of an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon August 4, 2020. Reuters / Mohamed Azakir

Beirut, August 4 (Reuters) - A huge explosion near the centre of Beirut killed at least 10 people, injured hundreds and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital, shattering windows and causing apartment balconies to collapse, witnesses and security sources said. The most powerful explosion to hit Beirut in years shook the ground, leaving some residents thinking an earthquake had struck. ...

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