Death Toll In Beirut Explosion Rise To Over 100 With More Than 4000 Injured
World’s biggest-ever peacetime explosions in the Lebanese capital of Beirut has killed at least 100 people, left more than 4,000 of casualties.
More than 2,750 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate, the main ingredient in fertilizer bombs, detonated when a fire apparently sparked by a welder spread to the warehouse where it had been stored for six years.
Residents of Beirut awoke to a scene of devastation this morning with smoke still rising from the port.
The head of Lebanon’s Red Cross said:
What we are witnessing is a huge catastrophe.
There are victims and casualties everywhere
Prime Minister Hassan Diab has vowed those responsible will ‘pay the price’
The prime minister plunged the country into a two-week state of emergency.