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Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port, month after massive blast killed over 190

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire at the facility, which was decimated by an explosion on 4 August when nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrates detonated at the port.

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Beirut: A huge fire broke out Thursday at the Port of Beirut, triggering panic among residents a month after the massive explosion.

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire at the facility, which was decimated by the August 4 explosion when nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrates detonated.

A column of black smoke billowed from the port with orange flames leaping from the ground.

The August 4 explosion killed more than 190 people, injured around 6,500 and damaged thousands of buildings in the Lebanese capital. The sight of another huge fire a month later created panic among residents traumatized by last month’s explosion.

State-run National News Agency said the fire was at a warehouse where tires are placed. It added that firefighters are dealing with the blaze.


Also read:Lebanon govt resigns as outraged public demand accountability for Beirut port blast


 

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