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Massive fire at Beirut port weeks after deadly blast

Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
September 10, 2020 20:35 IST
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Over a month after a powerful blast rocked the port of Lebanese capital, a massive fire is raging at the Beirut port.

IMAGE: A view shows the site of a fire that broke out at Beirut's port area in Lebanon. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

There has been no immediate information about what caused Thursday's fire, which sent a large column of black smoke into the sky, reported Al Jazeera.

 

The report citing the Lebanese army said the blaze was at a warehouse where oil and tires are placed in the port's duty-free zone.

Army helicopters were taking part in efforts to extinguish the fire, the agency said in its report.

IMAGE: Members of the Lebanese army and police are seen near the site of a fire that broke out at Beirut's port area. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

The powerful blast in the port of the Lebanese capital that took place last month claimed the lives of at least 190 people while over 6,000 were injured.

The explosion, which caused massive damages and prompted the country's government to resign, was blamed on the improper storage of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate by the port authorities.

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Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
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