In photos: The aftermath of the Beirut blasts


AFP, 05-08-2020 18:00:09


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In photos: The aftermath of the Beirut blasts

Twin explosions wounded dozens of people and sent plumes of smoke into the skyline

Damaged cars are pictured in front of billowing smoke behind the grain silos at the port of Beirut following a massive explosion.

A Lebanese army helicopter throw water at the scene where an explosion hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon

Destruction is seen after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.

A survivor is taken out of the rubble after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.

Lebanese soldiers search for survivors after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon

People inspect the site of Tuesday’s blast in Beirut’s port area, Lebanon.

The destroyed silo sits in rubble and debris after an explosion at the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon

A view shows the damaged facade of a building following Tuesday’s blast in Beirut’s port area, Lebanon

Smoke is seen after an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.

Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital.

Firefighters rushed to the scenes of the explosions, battling blazes that saw many hurt and infrastructure damaged.

Firefighters rescue people from the rubble. Many badly injured people are pouring into hospitals.

A wounded man is bandaged on site and then lifted on a stretcher to be taken to a hospital for medical aid.

A wounded man is bandaged on site and then lifted on a stretcher to be taken to a hospital for medical aid.

The shattered facade of a building following a twin explosion.

Lebanese security officers run towards the scene of the blasts, trying to help the wounded escape. Two explosions tore through the capital of Lebanon on Tuesday.

There were shards of glass and concrete in every direction as the city shook with the twin blasts.

The blasts were heard as far away as Nicosia on the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, 240 kilometres (150 miles) away.

Firefighters try to quell offshoots of flame after the explosions.

A picture shows the scene of an explosion at the port in Beirut.

A battlefield of iron was all that was left on some streets that were lined with cars.

A destroyed silo at the scene of the explosion.

A damaged vehicle is seen at the site of an explosion.

People run for cover following an explosion in Beirut’s port area.

Injured stand after of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.

The scene of an explosion near the the port in the Lebanese capital Beirut.

The scene of an explosion at the port in the Lebanese capital Beirut.

Firefighter douse a blaze at the scene of the explosion.

The scene of an explosion at the port in the Lebanese capital Beirut.

Smoke rises from the site of an explosion in Beirut’s port area, Lebanon.

A helicopter puts out a fire at the scene of an explosion at the port of Lebanon’s capital Beirut.

A helicopter drops water following a large explosion.

A general view of the scene of an explosion at the port of Lebanon’s capital Beirut.

Fires burning at the port of Lebanon’s capital Beirut with its cranes in the aftermath of a massive explosion.

Fires burning at the port of Beirut.

A view of the port of Lebanon’s capital Beirut with its cranes.

A general view of destruction along a street in the centre of Beirut.

An ambulance and a civil defence vehicle stand parked at the scene of an explosion.

People gather by cars destroyed by the explosion.

A wounded man in wheeled into a hospital.

Members of the Lebanese Civil Defence stand outside a vehicle on the side of a road.

A wounded man receives help outside a hospital.

People gather near the scene of the explosion.

A man in wheeled into a hospital.

People and journalists, some clad in masks due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, gather at the scene of an explosion.

Wounded people wait to received help outside a hospital.

Lebanese civil defence vehicels are seen at the scene of the explosion.

Wounded people are treated at a hospital.

A general view of destruction along a street in the centre of Beirut.

 

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