About The Beirut Blast
Our deepest condolences and sympathies go out to the families, people, and Government of Lebanon following the massive explosion in Beirut that resulted in the loss of lives and left thousands injured.
A powerful blast in port warehouses near central Beirut storing highly explosive material killed 78 people, injured nearly four thousand, and sent seismic shockwaves that shattered windows, smashed masonry, and shook the ground across the Lebanese capital, Reuters reported. The death toll was expected to increase further, as emergency workers rummage through the rubble in search of survivors.
The cause of the explosion was not immediately known, but the government linked the blast to some 2,750 tons of confiscated ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse at the port for six years.
An Indonesian national suffered minor injuries and was in a stable condition following the explosion in the Port of Beirut, according to the Indonesian Embassy in Lebanon.