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Month after explosion, huge fire breaks out at Beirut port

A massive fire broke out Thursday at the Port of Beirut, just a month after the explosion at Beirut which took the lives of 135 people and left 5,000 injured.


Month after explosion, huge fire breaks out at Beirut port   -snj
Beirut, First Published Sep 10, 2020, 6:39 PM IST
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Beirut: Just a month after the explosion at Beirut, another fire broke out at the Beirut port on September 10. According to reports, the fire erupted at a warehouse storing oils and tyres in the port's Duty-Free area.

Viral videos of the incident show the warehouse engulfed in flames and a large plume of black smoke rising into the sky. The report added that efforts are underway to douse the fire.

Also read: Beirut blast: Rescuers in Lebanon recover more bodies days after blast

Some also allege that there had been clearance efforts underway inside the warehouse to remove debris from last month's explosion, at which point the fire was caught.

The August 4 explosion in the port of Beirut, capital city of Lebanon, left about 135 people dead and 5,000 injured. More than 2,000 metric tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse in the Beirut port has emerged as the possible source of the blast. 


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