Month after massive explosion, major fire breaks out at Beirut port

IANS
Thursday, 10 September 2020

As per Al Jazeera's report, the cause of the blaze is yet to be ascertained, which sent a large column of black smoke billowing into the sky.

Beirut: A major fire broke out at the Beirut port on Thursday, a month after a massive explosion devastated the port facilities and surrounding areas.

As per Al Jazeera's report, the cause of the blaze is yet to be ascertained, which sent a large column of black smoke billowing into the sky.

As many as 191 people were killed and scores of people wounded when 2,750 tonnes of confiscated ammonium nitrate that were stored in a port warehouse for almost seven years exploded on August 4.

Residents, still healing from the devastating explosion were asked by Beirut Governor, Marwan Abboud, not to be close to the port area for their safety and to allow firefighters to perform their duties uninterrupted, state news agency NNA reported.

More details are awaited.

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