Lebanon Explosion Rocks Capital City Beirut

Beirut Blast KarlBoghossian

Lebanese citizens have never felt anything like it, a devastating explosion rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday August 4th, 2020 at 6:07pm.

The blast was felt 150 miles away, shops and homes 6 miles away were damaged, streets were filled with shattered glass, and cars flew off the roads.

At least 154 people were killed and more than 5,000 injured. More than 300,000 people displaced. They described it as an apocalypse and comparing it to the Hiroshima bombing.

Lebanon’s Prime Minister said that an estimated 2,750 tons of the explosive ammonium nitrate had been stored at a warehouse in Beirut for six year. ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ”ซ

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I’ve collected videos/images from different sources on the tragedy

Starting from the farther away views

Far view of the explosion
Another view from afar
View from within the city
Higher angle (pregnant woman)
View from the sea

A closer view of the blast…

View from a parking lot
Shot from an office

Getting very close!

Close view from balcony
Long version with woman begging to get inside
Very close street view ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
Ground level nearby
Firefighters at the scene ๐Ÿ˜ž

Felt pretty much everywhere…

Shot while driving
A store that felt the explosion
Mass in progress
During BBC News interview
Bride during her wedding shoot
Another couple getting married
Three kids with house helper
House helper picks up little girl
Woman with two teens
Woman on rail
Security footages

Rare rooftop view of the blast with slow motion capture

Inside a Beirut hospital when the blast hit

The very saddening aftermath ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

Multiple bodies were found in the waters, under the crumbles and many still unaccounted for. It got much more difficult to search at night because there is no electricity. They’re facing a real catastrophe and need time to assess the extent of damages.

Hospitals are asking for blood donors, hotels and citizens are offering their homes for anyone that can’t find shelter.

Shop owners can’t leave their windowless stores afraid of theft. Kids got separated from their parents, and the list goes on.

Drone footage of the city
Street views
Building floor condition
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Unfortunately our apartment in Beirut was very close to the blast

The distance between the explosion and our apartment in Achrafieh, Beirut

Our apartment got hit pretty hard: windows shattered, window frames flew off the walls, and the furniture was all over the place. It’s devastating ๐Ÿ˜ž

My heart is broken, my mother had to get stitched up at a hospital far from the capital (she’s ok now), all those people have fallen into deep sadness and despair…

Thanks for all the prayers and wishes we have gotten from everyone, we hope with the help of the countries that offered sympathy, we’ll be able to overcome this tragedy in the weeks to come.

Countries around the world showing a sign of solidarity

Anatomy of a lethal explosion โ€” BBC

Must watch ๐Ÿ‘‡ what this country has gone though is unimaginable…

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6 thoughts on “Lebanon Explosion Rocks Capital City Beirut

  1. Roger Boghossian says:

    What an tremendous Tragedy !!!
    but very good job Karl, you must have spent a lot of your time, filing all these incidents from all angles & at different locations!!!

  2. George M. Assaf says:

    Great job Karl !!! Thank God we are all ok !! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโœ๏ธ It was a feeling like I have never ever experienced in all my life and all. The wars and bombing in Lebanon

  3. Aline Bourgy says:

    It is a big tragedy for Lebanon.. But it is also very moving to see how youngsters react.. Like you having the reflex of documenting and all the others who caught brooms and shovels and voluntered to help in the cleaning. Not being passive. Lebanese ypungsters are keeping the hope alive

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