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Lebanon Explosion
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Summary: Massive explosion shakes Lebanon's capital
Story No: 4281709
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/04/2020 04:11 PM
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A massive explosion shook Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday wounding a number people and causing widespread damage.

  

The afternoon blast shook several parts of the capital and thick smoke was seen billowing from the city centre.

Residents reported windows being blown out and a false ceilings dropping.

  

The explosion appeared to be centered around Beirut's port and caused wide scale destruction and shattered windows miles away.

  

An Associated Press photographer near Beirut's port witnessed people wounded on the ground and widespread destruction in central Beirut.

  

Some local TV stations reported the blast was at Beirut's port inside an area where firecrackers were stored.

Beirut - 4 August 2020

1. Traffic, fire truck, pedestrians, debris on road, damaged buildings

2. People covered in blood walking through debris, damaged vehicles

3. Various of traffic, fire truck, pedestrians, debris on road, damaged buildings

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Lebanon Explosion 2
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Summary: Massive explosion shakes Lebanon's capital
Story No: 4281710
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/04/2020 04:27 PM
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A massive explosion shook Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday wounding a number people and causing widespread damage.

  

The afternoon blast shook several parts of the capital and thick smoke was seen billowing from the city centre.

Footage from near the port shows massive damage to buildings and cars, as well as people who were injured in the blast.

Exact casualties have not been confirmed, and the cause of the blast was not immediately clear.  

Even miles from the scene of the blast, balconies were knocked down, ceiling collapsed and windows were shattered.

Beirut - 4 August 2020

1. Cars crushed by rubble

2. Houses damaged by explosion

3. Injured people in street

4. Pan of street showing damage to buildings and cars

5. Injured man being helped by two other people

6. Pan from destroyed building entrance to damaged street

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Lebanon Explosion Site
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Summary: Site of massive explosion in Beirut, wreckage, fires
Story No: 4281714
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/04/2020 05:03 PM
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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. Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris.

An Associated Press photographer near the port saw people lying injured on the ground, and hospitals called for blood donations, but exact casualties were not immediately known.

Miles from the scene of the blast, balconies were knocked down, ceiling collapsed and windows were shattered.

The cause of the blast was not immediately clear. It came at a time when Lebanon is passing through its worst economic and financial crisis in decades.

It also comes amid rising tensions between Israel and the militant Hezbollah group along Lebanon's southern border.

Beirut - 4 August 2020

1. Wide of site of explosion, devastation, smoke rising UPSOUND: siren

2. Mid of fire, destroyed buildings

3. Various of helicopter dropping water

4. Various of fire, devastation

5. Pan of emergency vehicle

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Lebanon Explosion 3
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Summary: Massive blast shakes Beirut. reports many injured
Story No: 4281715
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/04/2020 05:12 PM
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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. Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris.

An Associated Press photographer near the port saw people lying injured on the ground, and hospitals called for blood donations, but exact casualties were not immediately known.

Miles from the scene of the blast, balconies were knocked down, ceiling collapsed and windows were shattered.

The cause of the blast was not immediately clear. It came at a time when Lebanon is passing through its worst economic and financial crisis in decades.

It also comes amid rising tensions between Israel and the militant Hezbollah group along Lebanon's southern border.

1. Wide of port, black smoke rising, people and ambulances in foreground

2. Wide of damaged street and buildings

3. Wide of traffic in front of explosion site

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Lebanon Explosion Aftermath
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Summary: Injured in the streets, destroyed buildings, cars in Beirut
Story No: 4281720
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/04/2020 05:19 PM
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A massive explosion 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.

Lebanese Red Cross officials said there were dead and wounded, but did not have an exact figure, just saying there were hundreds of casualties.

A civil defense official on the scene of the blast said his men had evacuated dozens to hospitals and that there were still bodies inside the port, many of them under debris.

The cause of the blast was not immediately known.

It was stunning even for a city that has been shaken by civil war, suicide bombings and bombardment by Israel.

Dozens of ambulances ferried the injured from the port area, where the wounded lay on the ground, Associated Press staff at the scene said. Hospitals called for blood donations.

Video from the area showed a fire raging at the port, sending up a giant column of smoke, illuminated by flashes of what appear to be fireworks.

Local TV stations reported that a fireworks warehouse was involved.

The fire then appeared to catch at a nearby building, triggering a more massive explosion, sending up a mushroom cloud and a shock wave over the city.

Beirut - 4 August 2020

1. Various of aftermath following the explosion, destroyed buildings in the port, fire, helicopters

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Lebanon Explosion UGC
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Summary: Beirut streets immediately after massive blast
Story No: 4281721
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS (UGC)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/04/2020 05:21 PM
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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.

Footage from the aftermath of the explosion captured by a person in the city shows the damage done by the explosion to buildings and vehicles in a built up district, with cars badly damaged and windows and doors destroyed.

Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris.

Miles from the scene of the blast, balconies were knocked down, ceiling collapsed and windows were shattered.

The cause of the blast was not immediately clear.

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1. Aftermath of explosion in port area of Beirut, pan showing damage to buildings and windows, cars with broken windows, and smoke

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Lebanon Explosion Wounded
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Summary: Wounded in Beirut as Red Cross reports many casualties
Story No: 4281727
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/04/2020 05:46 PM
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A massive explosion 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.

Lebanese Red Cross officials said there were dead and wounded, but did not have an exact figure, just saying there were hundreds of casualties.

A civil defense official on the scene of the blast said his men had evacuated dozens to hospitals and that there were still bodies inside the port, many of them under debris.

The cause of the blast was not immediately known.

It was stunning even for a city that has been shaken by civil war, suicide bombings and bombardment by Israel.

Dozens of ambulances ferried the injured from the port area, where the wounded lay on the ground, Associated Press staff at the scene said. Hospitals called for blood donations.

Video from the area showed a fire raging at the port, sending up a giant column of smoke, illuminated by flashes of what appear to be fireworks.

Local TV stations reported that a fireworks warehouse was involved.

The fire then appeared to catch at a nearby building, triggering a more massive explosion, sending up a mushroom cloud and a shock wave over the city.

Beirut –  4 August 2020

1. Pan of black smoke rising in the aftermath of explosion

2. Wounded men laying on ground

3. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) eye-witness (No name given):

"Just explosion, I don't know what happened."

4. Broken windows on building

5. Broken balcony

6. Various of  broken glasses on road

7. Broken windows at bank

8. Bloodied man runs through middle of traffic

9. Various of street, glass, debris

10. Various of injured people outside hospital

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11. Large fire with smoke rising at explosion site, helicopter dumping water

12. Wide of scene, destroyed buildings in the foreground

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Subjects: Accidents and disasters , General news , Explosions , Fires
Organisations: Red Cross and Red Crescent
Locations: Beirut , Lebanon , Middle East
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LEBANON EXPLOSION
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Summary: Dozens dead, injured in Beirut explosion
Story No: efe014821
Source: Agencia EFE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/04/2020 06:37 PM
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Beirut (Lebanon), Aug 4 (EFE), (Camera: Wael Hamzeh).- A massive explosion in a warehouse in the Beirut port area left dozens of people dead and injured on Tuesday.FOOTAGE OF THE EXPLOSION IN BEIRUT PORT AREA.

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US WH McEnany
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Summary: White House talks TikTok sale, Beirut blast
Story No: 4281736
Source: US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/04/2020 06:48 PM
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The White House says it is monitoring the situation in Beirut after a massive explosion rocked the downtown area Tuesday.

Kayleigh McEnany, White House Press Secretary, says "rest assured that we are watching it closely and we are taking a very good look at that."  

The blast happened short before the press briefing began so there were few details of what happened.

Early reports said much of the port had been flattened in the explosion with several buildings damaged. Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris.

McEnany also fended off questions about the sale of TikTok after the President Monday said that any sale of TikTok would have to include money being paid to the U.S.

The press secretary said she "going to get ahead of the President on any official action" but said that "we all agree that there needs to be a change especially with TikTok collecting significant amounts of private data on users. It's unacceptable."

On Monday, Microsoft confirmed that it’s in talks to buy the U.S. arm of TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has drawn the White House’s scrutiny.

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Washington, DC - 4 August 2020

1. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany walks into the briefing room  

2. Side shot of McEnany at lectern

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Kayleigh McEnany, White House Press Secretary:

"So that was breaking as I came out. We're tracking it closely. Just rest assured that we are taking a very good look at that."

4. Cutaway of reporters

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Kayleigh McEnany, White House Press Secretary:

"Again, that was breaking as I came out here. Safe to say we are monitoring the situation."

6. UPSOUND (English) Reporter: "Under what authority could the Treasury collect fees from China, from Microsoft or any other US buyer to get this done as the President demanded?"

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Kayleigh McEnany, White House Press Secretary:

"So, I'm not going to get ahead of the President on any official action but he has made that point. And he and both Secretary Pompeo have said that the US would take action in the coming days on Chinese apps, including TikTok...TikTok, excuse me, due to the national security risks. And we all agree that there needs to be a change especially with TikTok collecting significant amounts of private data on users. It's unacceptable. But I won't get ahead of the President on what those actions look like."

8. Cutaway of reporter

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Kayleigh McEnany, White House Press Secretary:

"I'm not going to get ahead of the President again on this action."

10. Various, reporters

11. McEnany exits the room

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Lebanon Explosion Beirut Port
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Summary: Two massive explosions at Beirut port
Story No: edf000463
Source: EditorialFootage
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/04/2020 07:36 PM
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Must Credit: Fady Roumieh/Twitter (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains graphic content.) Two massive explosions hit the port of Beirut, Lebanon. According to the local media there are at least "ten dead and hundreds injured". It is not yet clear what caused the explosion in the port area of the city.

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Lebanon Explosion Hospital
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Summary: Injured arrive at Beirut hospital after explosion
Story No: 4281748
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/04/2020 08:20 PM
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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.

Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris.

Lebanon's national news agency said there were numerous casualties.

Ambulances ferried the injured to hospital.

The Lebanese Red Cross said 30 of its teams were responding to reports of casualties and that the organization was on "high alert."

A public call for blood donations followed swiftly.

Prime Minister Hassan Diab declared that Wednesday would be a day of mourning.

Authorities indicated the blast was accidental.

Beirut –  4 August 2020

1. Ambulance arriving at hospital

2. Wounded being taken inside hospital from ambulance

3. Various of wounded people at entrance to triage area

4. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) eyewitness (no name given):

"I don't know (what to say), a catastrophe hit Lebanon. Allah protect us from greater things."

5. Wounded woman on the phone

6. Sign reading (Arabic and English) "Emergency entrance for ambulances"

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Lebanon Beirut Explosion
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Summary: Lebanon: At Least 50 Dead After Massive Explosion In Beirut
Story No: spt007460
Source: Spectee
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/04/2020 08:30 PM
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RESTRICTIONS AND USAGE TERMS: Please credit “@mouafac via Spectee”. Please Note this material is supplied by Spectee for the purpose of licensing to AP customers. This content is not produced or verified by the Associated Press. ******************************************************************* 7 sec video (looped 5x) Video Location: Beirut, Lebanon Video Recording Date/Time: August 4, 2020 At least 50 people have been killed and 2,700 are wounded in a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4. The explosion caused widespread damage to buildings and shattering windows in different parts of the city. The cause of the explosion is not clear as of writing.

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Lebanon Explosion UGC 2
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Summary: Video captures moment of Beirut explosion, blast wave
Story No: 4281751
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS (UGC)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/04/2020 08:37 PM
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A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky.

At least 50 people were killed and 2,700 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said.

  

The cause of the blast, which sparked fires, overturned cars and blew out windows and doors, was not immediately known.

Initially, video taken by residents showed a fire raging at the port, sending up a giant column of smoke, illuminated by flashes of what appear to be fireworks.

Local TV stations reported that a fireworks warehouse was involved.

  

The fire then appeared to catch at a nearby building, triggering a more massive explosion, sending up a mushroom cloud and a shock wave.

  

Hours later, ambulances still carried away the wounded as army helicopters helped battle fires raging at the port.

  

The sudden devastation overwhelmed a country already struggling with both the coronavirus pandemic and an economic crisis: Beirut hospitals quickly filled beyond capacity, pleading for blood supplies and generators to keep their lights on.

ASSOCIATED PRESS (UGC) - MUST COURTESY AHMAD M. YASSINE

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Beirut - 4 August 2020

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1. Wide of smoke rising behind buildings, mushroom cloud rising, thick black smoke plume rising, tracking of building stairwell; UPSOUND: blast

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LEBANON EXPLOSION
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Summary: New images of explosion in Beirut
Story No: efe014827
Source: Agencia EFE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/04/2020 08:40 PM
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Beirut (Lebanon), Aug 4 (EFE / EPA) .- The strong explosion in the port of Beirut that has shaken the entire Lebanese capital has left an "innumerable" number of people wounded and some killed.(CAMERA: Wael Hamzeh)

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Locations: Beirut , Lebanon , Middle East
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Lebanon Explosion UGC Ahmad (Lon NR)
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Summary: Video shows massive Beirut blast
Story No: apus140946
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS (UGC)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/04/2020 08:45 PM
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Lebanon's health minister says at least 50 people were killed and over 2,700 were injured in the huge explosion that rocked Beirut.

The blast Tuesday flattened much of the the city's port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky.

A civil defense official said his men had evacuated dozens to hospitals and that there were still bodies under debris.

An Israeli government official says Israel "had nothing to do" with it.

The blast was stunning even for a city that has seen civil war, suicide bombings and bombardment by Israel.

It could be heard and felt as far away as Cyprus, across the Mediterranean.

ASSOCIATED PRESS (UGC)  - MUST COURTESY AHMAD M. YASSINE  

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Beirut, Lebanon - 4 August 2020

1. Video by Ahmad Yassine shows the explosion happening from an apartment in the central part of Beirut.

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LEB Explosion UGC Ahmad (CR)
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Summary: Video shows massive Beirut blast
Story No: apus140949
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS (UGC)
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Date: 08/04/2020 08:58 PM
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Lebanon's health minister says at least 50 people were killed and over 2,700 were injured in the huge explosion that rocked Beirut.

The blast Tuesday flattened much of the the city's port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky.

A civil defense official said his men had evacuated dozens to hospitals and that there were still bodies under debris.

An Israeli government official says Israel "had nothing to do" with it.

The blast was stunning even for a city that has seen civil war, suicide bombings and bombardment by Israel.

It could be heard and felt as far away as Cyprus, across the Mediterranean.

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Beirut, Lebanon - 4 August 2020

1. Video by Ahmad Yassine shows the explosion happening from an apartment in the central part of Beirut.

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Lebanon Blast Damage
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Summary: UGC of home and restaurant damaged in Beirut blast
Story No: 4281761
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS (UGC)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/04/2020 09:42 PM
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A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings across the Lebanese capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky.

Videos shared by Beirut resident Jack Kechichian showed the devastating aftermath of the blast inside his home and restaurant.

Windows and balcony doors were shattered, leaving glass among the belongings strewn across the floor.

More than 60 people were killed and more than 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately known.

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Beirut - 4 August 2020

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1. Long moving shot showing damage throughout apartment

2. Moving shot showing damage to restaurant

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Lebanon Beirut Explosion 2
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Summary: Lebanon: At Least 70 Dead After Massive Explosion In Beirut 2
Story No: spt007464
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Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/04/2020 10:45 PM
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RESTRICTIONS AND USAGE TERMS: Please credit “@Dara_FoiElle via Spectee”. Please Note this material is supplied by Spectee for the purpose of licensing to AP customers. This content is not produced or verified by the Associated Press. ******************************************************************* 18 sec video (looped 2x) Video Location: Beirut, Lebanon Video Recording Date/Time: August 4, 2020 At least 70 people have been killed and over 2,700 are wounded in a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4. The USGS said, the explosion recorded a magnitude 3.3. The blast has damaged buildings across the city, including the port. The cause of the explosion is not clear as of writing.

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Lebanon Blast Damage 2
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Summary: AP journalist's home damaged in Beirut explosion
Story No: 4281776
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/04/2020 11:09 PM
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A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings across the Lebanese capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky.

Footage shot by an Associated Press journalist showed the extensive damage to their apartment in the city, including the roof above a bedroom being partly torn off.

More than 70 people were killed and 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said.

Windows and doors were blown out in buildings for miles around.

The cause of the blast was not immediately known, but initial reports suggested a fire had detonated a warehouse at the port.

Beirut - 4 August 2020

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1. Various of damage to apartment block terrace

2. Various of damaged roof, bedroom

3. View overlooking building, smoke cloud in background

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4. Cars driving through debris-covered street

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US Trump Lebanon Explosion
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Summary: Trump says Beirut blast may be attack, on TikTok
Story No: 4281780
Source: US NETWORK POOL via ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/04/2020 11:23 PM
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President Donald Trump says U.S. military generals have told him that they think the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, killing more than 70 people, was likely a bomb.

He told reporters at the White House that he had met with some generals and they do not think it was a manufacturing-type explosion. He says the generals seem to think it was an attack — "a bomb of some kind."

The explosion flattened much of a port and damaged buildings across the capital, sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 3,000 others were injured, with bodies buried in the rubble.

Trump also addressed reports that Microsoft was in talks with the US to buy TikTok.

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Washington - 4 August 2020

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1. SOUNDBITE (English) President Donald Trump:

(Reporter: "Are you confident that this was an attack and not an accident?" )

"Well, it would seem like it based on the explosion. I met with some of our great generals and they just seemed to feel that it was this was not a some kind of a manufacturing explosion type of event. This was a, seems to be according to them, they would know better than I would but they seemed to think it was a attack. It was a bomb of some kind. Yes."

2. SOUNDBITE (English) President Donald Trump:

"TikTok is very successful. It does tremendous business in the United States. People are riveted by it. I mean, I have many friends when they saw that announcement, they're calling. I think their kids love it. They don't because they don't get to see their kids anymore. But they are. It's it's an amazing thing, whatever it may be. And I told Microsoft and frankly, others, if they want to do it, if they make a deal for TikTok, whether it's the 30 percent in the United States or the whole company, I say it's OK. But if you do, that we'll really making it possible because we're letting you operate here. So the United States Treasury would have to benefit also not just the not just the sellers. And I said inform. I mean, we have we have all the cards because without us, you can't come into the United States. It's like if you're a landlord, you have a tenant. The tenant's business needs rent, it needs a lease. And so what I said to them is, whatever the price is, a very big proportion of that price would have to go to the Treasury of the United States. And they understood that. And actually they agreed with me. I mean, I think they agreed with me very much. They are pleased that the deal may or may not happen. We've given them till September 15th or so and we'll see if we can have it. And they can be great security, meaning the obvious security. Microsoft would be a company that would be good in that respect ot approved, in that respect at many levels, including working with the Department of Defense and, you know, their very high level approvals. So it would be good. But there are the companies also.

3. SOUNDBITE (English) President Donald Trump:

"We've had other companies call, I don't know where they are. It sounds like Microsoft is along the way of doing something. I don't blame 'em, it's really a great company. It's really a great company. But we cannot take the security risks of any of those companies, including Huawei, which, as you know, we put a halt to. But we can't take the security risk. I think our attitude on China has changed greatly since the China virus hit us. I think it changed greatly. It hit the world and it shouldn't have. They should have been able to stop it. So we feel differently. I just don't know. When you lose when you lose so many thousands of people, you know, ultimately it'll be millions of people around the world. It's a terrible thing that happened to the United States and Europe and the entire world."

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Beirut Explosion Seen From Fast Food Car Park
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Summary: Beirut Explosion Seen From Fast Food Car Park
Story No: vrp003965
Source: Viralpress
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/05/2020 12:00 AM
People: Michel Aoun
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Unseen footage shows the Beirut explosion from a fast food restaurant car park on August 4.

Shocked locals recorded the huge plume of smoke rising into the sky moments before the deadly blast rocked the city in Lebanon.

President Michel Aoun said the explosion was caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate had been stored unsafely in a warehouse for six years.

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Traffic In Beirut, Lebanon, Morning After Explosion
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Summary: Traffic In Beirut, Lebanon, Morning After Explosion
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Date: 08/05/2020 12:00 AM
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Footage from Beirut, Lebanon, this morning (Aug 5) the morning after an explosion in the city that killed at least 100 people.

President Michel Aoun said the explosion was caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate had been stored unsafely in a warehouse for six years.

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Summary: Morrison: One Australian killed in Beirut explosion
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Date: 08/05/2020 12:43 AM
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Canberra - 5 August 2020

1. SOUNDBITE (English) Scott Morrison, Australian Prime Minister:

"There's about 20,000 Australians at any one time who are in Lebanon, Karl (reporter), and it's my deep regret to inform you that one Australian has been killed in this horrific blast. We obviously can't confirm details of that at this stage because there's contacts with families and others. But our hearts go out to all of those in Lebanon and in Beirut in particular at the moment. You can see from the image of the blast, it is just absolutely devastating. But beyond that, as we know, there are hundreds of thousands of Australians who have Lebanese descent and they'll be concerned about family members. We've provided the number to you that I hope is on the screen now that people can call if they are worried about family members. And I can say, though, please be patient. Our embassy in Beirut has been impacted significantly and, but I can report all our staff there are okay. Some cuts and some scratches and these sorts of things. But I know that some people will be sleeping there to ensure that the facility is not compromised. So they're doing a great job there and they'll be doing all they can. But our hearts really go out to our Lebanese-Australian community. I know there'll be many prayers in the Maronite churches and the mosques in Australia. But again, given the COVID restrictions, I would just urge the appropriate response, those private prayers this morning, I think will be the ones that people will be offering, and so will I."

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday that one Australian was killed in the devastating explosion in Beirut.

Tuesday's blast flattened much of the Lebanese capital's port, killing more than 70 people and injuring around 3,000.

Morrison did not provide details of the Australian casualty, but said "our hearts go out go out to all of those in Lebanon and in Beirut in particular at the moment".

He said the Australian Embassy in the city had been "impacted significantly", but added that none of its staff was seriously injured.

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Two huge explosions rocked Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 73 people and injuring thousands of others.

The blasts rocked the Port of Beirut at around 18:10 local time (1610 GMT), shaking buildings all over the city while causing massive casualties and damage.

The number of casualties were expected to rise as the counting continued.

The causes of the blasts remained unknown, but Lebanese Interior Minister Mohammad Fahmi said that the explosive chemicals stored at the Port of Beirut may have caused the explosions.

Customs authorities must answer why such chemical materials were stored at the Port of Beirut, Fahmi said.

Large amounts of ambulances were seen rushing to hospitals around the Port of Beirut amid serious traffic congestion.

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab urged friendly countries to help Lebanon overcome the repercussions of the disastrous explosions.

Meanwhile, Diab declared Wednesday a national mourning day for the victims of the explosions.

Beirut, Lebanon - Aug 4, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)

1. Various of buildings on fire after explosions, smoke rising

2. Interior of destroyed car

3. Various of ambulances rushing to hospitals amid serious traffic congestion

4. Damaged building

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LB Beirut Explosion Apartment
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Summary: Lebanon: Devastated Interior Of Beirut Apartment After Explosion
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Date: 08/05/2020 02:45 AM
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RESTRICTIONS AND USAGE TERMS: Please credit “Spectee”. Please Note this material is supplied by Spectee for the purpose of licensing to AP customers. This content is not produced or verified by the Associated Press. ******************************************************************* 38 sec video Video Location: Gemmayzeh, Beirut, Lebanon Video Recording Date/Time: August 4, 2020 at 18:16h A huge explosion occurred in central Beirut on Tuesday, August 4, killing at least 78 people. A video posted on social media shows the devastated interior of an apartment in the neighborhood of Gemmayzeh right after the explosion.

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Lebanon Blast Morning
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Rescue operations continued as dawn broke in Beirut on Wednesday morning, hours after a massive explosion devastated Lebanon's capital.

The blast flattened much of the city's port, and video from the morning after showed the scale of the damage.

More than 70 people were killed and 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said.

It was not clear what caused the blast, which struck with the force of a 3.5 magnitude earthquake and was felt as far away as Cyprus more than 200 kilometers (180 miles) across the Mediterranean.

Lebanon's interior minister said it appeared that a large cache of ammonium nitrate in the port had detonated.

Beirut - 5 August 2020

1. Various of destroyed buildings in Lebanon's port area

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Aerial video filmed Wednesday showed the full scale of the destruction caused by a massive explosion in Beirut.

Rescue operations continued as dawn broke in Lebanon's capital on Wednesday morning, hours after the blast which flattened much of the city's port.

More than 70 people were killed and 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said.

It was not clear what caused the blast, which struck with the force of a 3.5 magnitude earthquake and was felt as far away as Cyprus more than 200 kilometers (180 miles) across the Mediterranean.

Lebanon's interior minister said it appeared that a large cache of ammonium nitrate in the port had detonated.

Beirut - 5 August 2020

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1. Various of aerials of silo damaged by explosion

2. Aerial of port

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Lebanon Blast Destruction
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Beirut woke up shell shocked on Wednesday, hours after a catastrophic explosion devastated the city's port area, leaving 70 people dead and thousands injured.

Rescue operations continued as dawn broke in the Lebanese capital, with the bodies of many victims feared still buried in the rubble.

It was not clear what caused the blast, which struck with the force of a 3.5 magnitude earthquake and was felt as far away as Cyprus, more than 200 kilometers (180 miles) across the Mediterranean.

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab said 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate that had been stored for years in a Beirut portside warehouse had blown up.

Beirut - 5 August 2020

1. Beirut port area destroyed by explosion seen from a broken window of a building

2. Various of destroyed port facility

3. Car driving over debris and shattered glass

4. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Abbas Alawiya, regional expert:

"This is not the time at all. Lebanon is passing through a severe economic crisis and the port is Lebanon's lung to import food products to all other stuff. We rely on the port for that."

5. Various of damaged petrol station

6. Various of bulldozer and people cleaning streets

6. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Ayman Salman, eyewitness

"I was heading to my post and saw thick smoke and fire and moments later I felt the blast and I flew in the air."

7. Pan of damaged buildings

8. Close of collapsed walls of a building

10. Army convoy

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A Lebanese Red Cross official said Wednesday that at least 100 people were killed and more than 4,000 injured in Tuesday's explosion that devastated the port area of Beirut.

Rescue operations continued as dawn broke on Wednesday morning, and latest video showed the scale of the disaster.

It was not clear what caused the blast, which struck with the force of a 3.5 magnitude earthquake and was felt as far away as Cyprus more than 200 kilometers (180 miles) across the Mediterranean.

Lebanon's interior minister said it appeared that a large cache of ammonium nitrate in the port had detonated.

Beirut - 5 August 2020

1. Destroyed buildings in Beirut's port area, highway, morning sun

2. Tilt up of damaged balconies

3. Various of destroyed buildings, including silo, smoke rising

4. Emergency services personnel and vehicles

5. Crater filled with water, smoke rising

6. Wide of destroyed buildings, helicopter flying over

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LB Beirut Explosion Aftermath
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Summary: Lebanon: Devastating Aftermath Of Massive Explosion In Beirut
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RESTRICTIONS AND USAGE TERMS: Please credit “@ahmadtawil12 via Spectee”. Please Note this material is supplied by Spectee for the purpose of licensing to AP customers. This content is not produced or verified by the Associated Press. ******************************************************************* 7-sec video (looped 5x) Video Location: Phocus Gym in Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon Video Recording Date/Time: August 4, 2020 at about 18:00h A huge explosion occurred in central Beirut on Tuesday, August 4, killing more than 100 people. The blast destroyed many homes and buildings, injured more than 4,000. Videos posted on social media show chaotic scenes inside destroyed buildings and on the streets of nearby neighborhoods moments after the incident.

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Lebanon Blast Embassy
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Summary: Australia embassy sustains damage in Beirut blast
Story No: 4281811
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Date: 08/05/2020 08:04 AM
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Multiple broken windows could be seen at Australian embassy in Beirut after a blast that shook the Lebanese capital on Tuesday.

Early Wednesday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed the death of one Australian due to the explosion.

Tuesday's blast leveled much of Beirut's port, killing at least 100 people and injuring over 4,000.

Morrison did not provide details of the Australian casualty.

He told reporters in Canberra that the Australian Embassy in the city had been "impacted significantly," but added that none of its staff were seriously injured.

Beirut -  5 August 2020

1. Mid of flags outside the Australian embassy after explosion

2. Various of broken windows on building

3. Wide of gate

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Summary: Lebanon: Devastating Aftermath Of Massive Explosion In Beirut 2
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RESTRICTIONS AND USAGE TERMS: Please credit “@architect_designss via Spectee”. Please Note this material is supplied by Spectee for the purpose of licensing to AP customers. This content is not produced or verified by the Associated Press. ******************************************************************* 19-sec video (looped 2x) Video Location: Downtown Beirut, Lebanon Video Recording Date/Time: August 4, 2020 A huge explosion occurred in central Beirut on Tuesday, August 4, killing more than 100 people. The blast destroyed many homes and buildings, injured more than 4,000. Videos posted on social media show chaotic scenes inside destroyed buildings and on the streets of nearby neighborhoods moments after the incident.

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Lebanon Blast Analyst
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Summary: Analyst: Lebanon blast 'a real catastrophe'
Story No: 4281821
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Date: 08/05/2020 09:06 AM
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An analyst said Wednesday that Beirut's massive explosion that killed at least 100 people and wounded thousands on Tuesday, is like nothing he has seen in his life.

"What we've seen is a cataclysmic. The magnitude, the impact of the explosion is beyond belief. I went through the civil war in Lebanon, I was witness to the Hariri bombing, to other bombings that targeted politicians, but nothing of this scale," said Sami Nader, Director of the Levant Institute for Strategic Affairs.

The explosion that hit the capital's port left major downtown streets littered with debris and damaged vehicles, building facades were blown out.

Authorities say at least 100 people were killed and 4,000 wounded, with the toll likely to rise as more bodies are being pulled from the rubble.

Beirut - 5 August 2020

1. Prime Minister's office

2. Various of shattered widows of the Prime Minister's palace

3. Close of Lebanon flag on top of Prime Minister's palace

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sami Nader, Director of the Levant Institute for Strategic Affairs:

"This is a real catastrophe. What we've seen is cataclysmic. The magnitude, the impact of the explosion is beyond belief. I went through the civil war in Lebanon, I was witness to the Hariri bombing (referring to explosion in 2005 which killed former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri), to other bombings that targeted politicians, but nothing of this scale I have seen in my life. What happened today, the impact, the cost of the destruction, and let's bear in mind that the port is the major route of trade for Lebanon, this the, the point where we get our wheat, our gas oil, our medicine, this infrastructure is totally destroyed. At the moment we are in deep need of one single dollar to come into Lebanon."

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Summary: Pope prays for victims of Beirut explosion
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Date: 08/05/2020 09:38 AM
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Vatican - 5 August 2020

1. Pope at weekly audience in Papal library at Vatican with a few priests

2. Priest listening

3. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Pope Francis:

"Yesterday in Beirut, in the port area, a very strong series of explosions caused dozens of deaths, thousands of wounded and serious destruction.  We are praying for the victims and their family members and we are praying for Lebanon because with the efforts of all of its social groups – political and religious – it can face this tragic and painful moment and with the help of the international community, it can overcome the grave crisis it is going through."

4. Pope and priests at weekly audience

5. Pope giving blessing

6. Pope and priest at weekly audience

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Pope Francis has offered prayers for the victims, their families, and for Lebanon after the enormous explosion in Beirut’s port on Tuesday.

At least 100 people were killed and thousands injured.

The pontiff appealed that ‘’through the dedication of all the social, political and religious elements,’’ Lebanon "might face this extremely tragic and painful moment and, with the help of the international community, overcome the grave crisis they are experiencing.’’

The explosion tore through the port of the Lebanese capital Tuesday afternoon killing at least 100 people and wounding thousands.

Smoke was still rising from the port Wednesday morning, where a towering grain silos was toppled.

Major downtown streets were littered with debris and damaged vehicles; building facades were blown out.

Authorities say at least 100 people were killed and 4,000 wounded, with the toll likely to rise as more bodies are being pulled from the rubble.

It's unclear what caused the blast, which appeared to have been triggered by a fire and struck with the force of an earthquake.

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Summary: Destruction on Beirut streets after massive blast
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Major Beirut downtown streets were littered with debris and damaged vehicles, and building facades were blown out after a massive explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital on Tuesday.

Fireworks and ammonium nitrate appear to have been the fuel that ignited the explosion, experts and videos of the blast suggest.

The scale of the damage - from the epicenter of the explosion at the port of Beirut to the windows blown out kilometers (miles) away - resembles other blasts involving the chemical compound commonly used as an agricultural fertilizer.

A Lebanese Red Cross official said at least 100 people were killed and more than 4,000 were wounded, and said the toll could rise further.

Beirut - 5 August 2020

1. Various of destroyed and badly damaged buildings, rubble, traffic, people walking and surveying damage

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RESTRICTIONS AND USAGE TERMS: Please credit “@angelaabihayla via Spectee”. Please Note this material is supplied by Spectee for the purpose of licensing to AP customers. This content is not produced or verified by the Associated Press. ******************************************************************* 9-sec video (looped 3x) Video Location: Aboujaoudé Hospital in Jal el Dib near Beirut, Lebanon Video Recording Date/Time: August 4, 2020 at 20:35h Hospitals around Beirut were flooded with injured patients after a huge explosion occurred in central Beirut on Tuesday, August 4. At least 100 are dead and thousands more injured in the accident.

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Lebanon Blast Survivor
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One man in Beirut has been rescued from under the rubble where he had been trapped for over 16 hours, as the search for survivors continues in the wake of a massive explosion.

Volunteers hooked him up to an oxygen tank to help him breathe while others tried to free his leg.

At least 100 people were killed and scores of people are still missing after Tuesday's blast at the port rippled across the Lebanese capital.

Residents awoke to a scene of utter devastation, with smoke still rising from the port, where huge mounds of grain gushed from hollowed-out silos.

Major downtown streets were littered with debris and damaged vehicles, and building facades were blown out.

An official with the Lebanese Red Cross said at least 100 people were killed and more than 4,000 were wounded. According to the Red Cross, the toll could rise further.

Beirut - 5 August 2020

1. Various of Isam Ata, 27, being carried out of collapsed building where he had been trapped for more than 16 hours

2. Various of Lebanese army and civil defense searching for bodies and survivors in Geitawi neighborhood of Beirut

3. Various of fire at port of Beirut and destroyed grain silo, helicopter dumping water on fire

4. Various of desroyed buildings and cars in East Beirut, close to site of explosion at Beirut Port

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Several hospitals were damaged in the blast at the port that rippled across the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, killing at least 100 people, and wounding thousands.

Saint George University Hospital, one of the major private hospitals in Beirut which had been receiving COVID-19 patients, was out of commission Wednesday after suffering major damage.

A physician said 16 staff and patients, including four nurses, died in the blast.

The hospital who also experienced a power cut after the explosion  had to evacuate and transfer patients to other hospitals and clinics.

More than 4,000 were injured on Tuesday according to the Lebanese Red Cross putting a strain on the country's hospitals which were already struggling because of the economic crisis and pandemic.

Beirut's hospitals were overwhelmed overnight and injured were taken outside the capital.

Beirut –  5 August 2020

1. Various of damaged hospital rooms

2. Various of woman being treated

3. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Dr. Kamal Haddad, Saint George Hospital:

"There is damage all over the five floors. Since last night we have been evacuating the ill to a field downstairs and we are giving them primary care. We have divided the patients, some need to be transferred to other hospitals and others were transferred to other clinics to receive that needed treatment."

4. Various of hospital's damaged corridor and rooms

5. Blood stain on the floor

6. Elderly persons in wheelchairs

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Lebanon Blast Street Aftermath
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Summary: Dust and damage on Lebanon streets after blast
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Date: 08/05/2020 12:29 PM
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Beirut streets were littered with debris and filled with dust after a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital on Tuesday.

Footage shared on social media showed people walking through a dust-filled street in the capital.

At least 100 people were killed and scores of people are still missing after the blast according to the Lebanese Red Cross.

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1. Continuous shot of rubble and dust, people surveying damage

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LEBANON EXPLOSION
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Summary: Rescue workers continue search for Beirut explosion survivors
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Beirut, Aug 5 (EFE), (Camera: Wael Hamzeh).- Rescue workers continue searching for more than a hundred people who are missing after a massive explosion hit the port area of Beirut on Tuesday.According to media reports, at least 100 people were killed and more than 4,000 were injured after an explosion, caused by over 2,500 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse, devastated the port area on 04 August.FOOTAGE OF THE AREA WHERE THE EXPLOSION TOOK PLACE

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Lebanon Blast Apartment
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Video footage showed damage visible throughout the home of a woman in Beirut after a massive explosion at the port rippled across the Lebanese capital on Tuesday.

Residents of Beirut confronted a scene of utter devastation on Wednesday.

Much of downtown was littered with damaged vehicles and debris that had rained down from the shattered facades of buildings.

An official with the Lebanese Red Cross said at least 100 people were killed and more than 4,000 were wounded.  

The blast appeared to have been triggered by a fire that touched off a cargo of ammonium nitrate that had been stored at the port for years, though it was unclear what sparked the fire.

Hitting with the force of an earthquake, it was the most powerful explosion ever seen in the city, which was split in half by the 1975-1990 civil war and has endured conflicts with neighboring Israel and periodic bombings and terror attacks.

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Beirut - 4 August 2020

1. Woman walking around her damaged home after explosion

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RESTRICTIONS AND USAGE TERMS: Please credit “Moo Tenson/@1_m9mvia Spectee”. Please Note this material is supplied by Spectee for the purpose of licensing to AP customers. This content is not produced or verified by the Associated Press. ******************************************************************* 32 sec video (2 clips) Video Location: Downtown Beirut, Lebanon Video Recording Date/Time: August 4, 2020 A huge explosion occurred in central Beirut on Tuesday, August 4, killing more than 100 people. The blast destroyed many homes and buildings, injured more than 4,000. Videos posted on social media show chaotic scenes inside destroyed buildings and on the streets of nearby neighborhoods moments after the incident.

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Summary: Video shows moment of massive explosion in Beirut
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Another video surfaced showing the moment of the huge blast at Beirut's port on Tuesday.

Beirut residents are seen watching and filming a huge plume of white smoke from a nearby street, when a massive explosion goes off, followed by dust and debris.

Smoke was still rising from the port Wednesday morning.

Major downtown streets were littered with debris and damaged vehicles, and building facades were blown out.

Lebanese Red Cross official George Kettaneh said at least 100 people were killed and more than 4,000 were wounded, and said the toll could rise further.

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Beirut - 4 August 2020

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1. People in Beirut street near the port watching and filming huge plume of white smoke, followed by huge explosion, dust and debris, people running

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Lebanon Blast Search
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Summary: Rescue teams search for bodies, survivors in Beirut
Story No: 4281874
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Date: 08/05/2020 02:10 PM
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Rescue teams on Wednesday sifted through the rubble for bodies and survivors at the Beirut port obliterated by a blast the previous day.

The explosion sent a tide of destruction through the city centre.

Elegant stone buildings, fashionable shopping districts and long stretches of the famed seaside promenade were reduced to rubble within seconds of blast.

The explosion appeared to have been caused by a blaze at a fireworks warehouse that ignited a stockpile of ammonium nitrate stored at the port since 2013.

But many blamed the catastrophe on the country's long-entrenched political class, with some saying it marked the final straw after decades of corruption and neglect.

At least 100 people were killed and more than 4,000 wounded.

The number of dead was expected to rise over the course of the day.

Beirut - 5 August 2020

1. Destruction at site of blast

2. Rescue teams searching through rubble

3. Wide of port

4. Various of rescue teams working

5. Mid of port

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LEBANON EXPLOSION
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Summary: Beirut searches for survivors after deadly blast
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Date: 08/05/2020 02:22 PM
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Beirut, Aug 5 (EFE), (Camera: Wael Hamzeh).- Rescue workers continue searching for more than a hundred people who are missing after a massive explosion hit the port area of Beirut on Tuesday.According to media reports, at least 100 people were killed and more than 4,000 were injured after an explosion, caused by over 2,500 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse.FOOTAGE OF THE AREA WHERE THE EXPLOSION TOOK PLACE.

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LEBANON EXPLOSION
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Summary: Beirut devastated by massive blast
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Date: 08/05/2020 03:18 PM
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Beirut, Aug 5 (EFE), (Camera: Wael Hamzeh).- Rescue workers continue searching for more than a hundred people who are missing after a massive explosion hit the port area of Beirut on Tuesday.According to media reports, at least 100 people were killed and more than 4,000 were injured after an explosion, caused by over 2,500 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse.FOOTAGE OF THE AREA WHERE THE EXPLOSION TOOK PLACE.

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Czech Republic Lebanon Rescue
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Summary: Czech search and rescue team departs to Beirut
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Date: 08/05/2020 04:34 PM
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A Czech search and rescue team left for Beirut on Wednesday to assist in the search for survivors and missing bodies, after Tuesday's massive explosion.

The team of 37 and five dogs boarded a plane at Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague bound for the blast scene.

The team is made up volunteers from the fire departments around the country, structural engineers and trainers with dogs capable of locating victims beneath collapsed buildings.

The explosion — hitting with the force of a 3.5-magnitude earthquake — was the biggest ever seen in Beirut, a city blasted by a 1975-1990 civil war, bombarded in conflicts with Israel and hit by periodic terror attacks.

Lebanon's interior minister said it appeared that a large cache of ammonium nitrate in the port had detonated.

The sudden devastation overwhelmed a country already struggling with both the coronavirus pandemic and a severe economic crisis.

Seeing off the search rescue team off from Prague's airport, Czech Interior Minister Jan Hamacek said the Czech team would be "one of the first teams on the ground."

Prague - 5 August 2020

1. Various of Czech search and rescue team arriving at airport and entering building

2. SOUNDBITE (Czech) Jan Hamacek, Czech Interior Minister:

"As far as I know, the Czech Republic will be one of the first teams on the ground. Which shows that our teams are ready to react here in the Czech Republic and abroad quickly."

3. Various of Czech search and rescue team boarding plane

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LEBANON EXPLOSION
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Summary: State of emergency in Beirut, house arrest for port officials
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Date: 08/05/2020 04:52 PM
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Beirut, Aug 5 (EFE).-The Lebanese government on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in Beirut and put under house arrest those responsible for the large amount of ammonium nitrate that caused the powerful explosion at the port, killing dozens and injured thousands.(Camera: WAEL HAMZEH. Editor: VICTORIA MORENO)

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UK Lebanon Aid
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Summary: UK to send medical, search and rescue aid to Beirut
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Date: 08/05/2020 05:49 PM
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Britain on Wednesday committed a 5-million-pound (6.6 million US dollar) humanitarian support package for Lebanon following Tuesday's devastating explosion in Beirut.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that search and rescue teams and expert medical support were ready to be sent.

He added that a Royal Navy ship already in the area could also be deployed to help assess the damage to Beirut’s port.

Raab said he spoke to Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab, who he said promised a “full, thorough and rigorous” investigation into the blast, and accountability for those responsible.

UK POOL

London - 5 August 2020

1. SOUNDBITE (English) Dominic Raab, British Foreign Secretary:

"First of all, it's a devastating explosion. There's clearly huge loss of both life, but also why the damage in Beirut. We're not sure on the precise figures in relation to U.K. nationals there. We'll obviously want to bottom out that in the days ahead. Obviously, we have a consular team there which are monitoring that very carefully. I've just spoken to Lebanese Prime Minister, Hassan Diab. We are going to stand by the Lebanese people in their time of need. We're going to provide immediate response and an aid package and assistance package, search and rescue, humanitarian assistance, up to five million pounds (6.6 million US dollars), as well as expert medical support. And what's crucial at this time is that our support is tailored to the very specific needs that I've just talked through with the Lebanese prime minister."

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2. SOUNDBITE (English) Dominic Raab, British Foreign Secretary:

"Challenges facing the Lebanon and the region haven't gone away. We just focus right now on the immediate task of helping the people of Beirut and the Lebanon come to terms and recover from this devastating explosion. Of course, we'll also be looking at ways in which we can help them with their medium term challenges on governance, on financial support, given the situation there."

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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Dominic Raab, British Foreign Secretary:

"One of the issues I discussed with the Lebanese prime minister, he's been very clear with me that there will be a full, thorough and rigorous investigation to get to the truth. I think the people of Lebanon deserve no less and that there'll be full accountability, subject, of course, to the results and the outcome of that investigation. I think (it is) too early to say at this point with any reliability what the conclusions will be."

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France Lebanon Aid
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Summary: France sends planes with rescue teams, aid to Beirut
Story No: 4281913
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Date: 08/05/2020 06:02 PM
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French aid flights left Paris to Lebanon on Wednesday, following a massive blast in Beirut the previous day that killed 100 people and wounded thousands.

French President Emmanuel Macron announced he would fly to the shattered Lebanese capital, and two planeloads of French rescue workers and aid were expected to touch down on Wednesday afternoon.

Macron's office told The Associated Press that the French leader will meet with Lebanese political leaders but provided no further details.

Lebanon is a former French protectorate and the countries retain close political and economic ties.

The Paris prosecutor’s office says a first assessment has established that 21 French nationals were among those injured in the deadly explosion.

In Paris, a special vigil will be held Wednesday for blast victims in the Notre Dame Maronite Church, and the Eiffel Tower will go dark at midnight to mourn them.

Paris - 5 August 2020

1. Various of French Army plane to transport aid and personnel to Beirut on tarmac

2. Various of rescue team waiting to board

3. Colonel, Vincent Tissier, briefing team

4. SOUNDBITE (French) Vincent Tissier, Colonel:

"We received an order to form a detachment last night. The unit here is ready to leave now and counts 55 members. It is multipurpose - it has the capability to search victims under the rubble, to identify and take samples of chemical substance to verify if its possible to work in a contaminated zone."

5. Various of boxes being loaded on plane

6. SOUNDBITE (French) Vincent Tissier, Colonel:

"We are equipped to intervene and rescue. Medical (supplies) such as drugs, technical equipment to intervene on roofs, facades, to search buried victims, free and treat them. We are also equipped for logistical autonomy, because the idea is to help the country and not ask for help, so we're autonomous in food and accommodation in rustic conditions."

7. Supplies waiting to be loaded

8. Various of rescue team boarding plane

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LEBANON EXPLOSION
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Summary: Death toll from Beirut explosion rises to 113
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Date: 08/05/2020 06:11 PM
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Beirut (Lebanon), Aug 5 (EFE / EPA), (Camera: Nabil Mounzer).- The death toll from a massive explosion that hit Beirut's port area on Tuesday has risen to at least 113, Lebanon's Health Minister Hamad Hasan said on Wednesday. FOOTAGE OF THE AREA WHERE THE EXPLOSION TOOK PLACE.

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LEBANON EXPLOSION
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Summary: Several workers of Dutch embassy injured in Beirut blast
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Date: 08/05/2020 06:26 PM
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Beirut (Lebanon), Aug 5 (EFE / EPA), (Camera: Wael Hamzeh).- The Dutch Embassy in Beirut said Wednesday that five of its employees were injured in the explosion that devastated the city's port area on Tuesday.FOOTAGE OF THE DUCTH EMBASSY IN BEIRUT.

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Lebanon Blast Evening
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Summary: Scene at Beirut port, as blast investigation starts
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Date: 08/05/2020 07:09 PM
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Investigators began searching through the wreckage of Beirut’s port Wednesday for clues to the cause of the massive explosion that ripped across the Lebanese capital, killing at least 135 people and wounding about 5,000.

  

The investigation is focusing on how 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive chemical used in fertilizers, came to be stored at the facility for six years, and why nothing was done about it.

The government ordered port officials put under house arrest amid speculation that negligence was to blame.

  

International aid flights began to arrive as Lebanon’s leaders struggled to deal with the shocking aftermath of Tuesday’s blast, crippled by an economic crisis and facing a public that blames chronic mismanagement and corruption among the ruling elite for the disaster.

Buildings were damaged for miles around the city, and Beirut’s governor said Wednesday that hundreds of thousands might not be able to return to their homes for two or three months.

  

It was the worst, most destructive single explosion to strike Lebanon in a history filled with destruction, in a 1975-1990 civil war, conflicts with Israel and periodic terror attacks.

Beirut - 5 August 2020

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1. Destroyed buildings in Beirut's port area

2. People searching through the wreckage with torches

3. Wide of site

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Germany Lebanon Aid 2
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Summary: German search & rescue workers leave for Beirut
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Date: 08/05/2020 08:31 PM
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A group of German search and rescue workers left Frankfurt and were on their way to Beirut on Wednesday, following a massive blast which ripped across the Lebanese capital the previous day, killing at least 135 people.

At a government briefing in Berlin earlier on Wednesday, German Interior Ministry spokesman Björn said the THW technical assistance agency's team will be sent to assist the embassy which was damaged in the blast.

According to Grünewälder, Berlin was waiting for confirmation from Lebanon on the separate search-and-rescue team.

Ahead of his departure, chief of 'Technisches Hilfswerk' operation, Timo Eilhardt said the chances of survival under the rubble are "72 hours plus".

"Sometimes there are small miracles that you find people after that and we hope for that", Eilhardt added.

Frankfurt - 5 August 2020

1. Various of rescue workers walking through Frankfurt airport

2. Tracking shot of search dog

3. Low angle shot of rescue workers walking

4. Various of rescue workers at check-in counter

5. Rescue workers talking with masks on

6. SOUNDBITE (German) Timo Eilhardt, chief of operations 'Technisches Hilfswerk':

"We are a qualified USR team that stands for, "Urban Search and Rescue'. We search for and rescue people who are buried, and for that we have search dogs, technical equipment and around 15 tons of tools in order to be able to rescue people that we have located."

7. Cutaway of luggage

8. SOUNDBITE (German) Timo Eilhardt, chief of operations 'Technisches Hilfswerk':

"As a rule of thumb, you say that chances of survival under the rubble are 72 hours plus, so we have about 24 hours now after the incident, which means we can expect to find people for another two to three days. Sometimes there are small miracles that you find people after that and we hope for that. We will stay as long as the local authorities want us there and as long as we can help."

9. Low angle shot of search dog

10. Various of rescue workers in front of check-in counter

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Lebanon Blast Cleaning
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Summary: Volunteers clear rubble after Beirut blast
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Date: 08/05/2020 08:57 PM
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Volunteers from around Beirut worked to clean up a hard-hit residential area near the port on Wednesday following the massive explosion that devastated much of the city a day earlier.

They gathered in the neighbourhood of Gemmayze where there was widespread damage, and worked through the day to sweep up broken glass and clear some of the rubble.

The latest death toll from the blast rose to 135 on Wednesday, with thousands injured.

Hundreds of thousands of Beirut residents have been left homeless.  

Investigators probing the deadly blast have focused on possible negligence in the storage of tons of a highly explosive fertilizer in a waterfront warehouse, while the government ordered the house arrest of several port officials.

Beirut - 5 August 2020

1. Pan from debris to street

2. Various of people clearing rubble and glass

2. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mohamed Bannat, Beirut resident:

"About the explosion that happened yesterday, a lot of people are hurt and especially in (the neighbourhood of) Gemmayze because it is close to the port. From the beginning until the end of Gemmayze people's houses have been destroyed and collapsed and a lot of damage happened, but as people say we are all together so we are here to help people. You don't know, maybe tomorrow the same thing will happen to us and the people will help us. So we love each other."

3. Various of people clearing rubble

4. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Halima (no last name given), Beirut resident:

"Everyone is helping each other, some are distributing water and food and there are ones that are cleaning, and everyone is helping. All the youth and women are working and no one is telling anyone to come and do so."

5. Various of cleanup efforts

6. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Rim Mansour, Beirut resident:

"Yesterday was the worst disaster that ever happened in Lebanon, despite there having been a lot of disasters that happened before and a lot happening during short periods of time - but that was the worst. So in these situations for sure I will be willing to go and see who needs help and how can I help the people."

7. Volunteers chanting on the street

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US Lebanese American Reaction
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Summary: Lebanese American returning to help blast victims
Story No: 4281949
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Date: 08/05/2020 09:50 PM
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Lebanese people living around the world are rallying to help their homeland after a massive explosion rocked Beirut, flattening much of the city's port, killing at least one hundred people and injuring more than 3,000.

Dina Salem moved to the United States nine years ago and recently became a US citizen.

She lives in Los Angeles and serves as the Director of the Lebanese American Foundation, a non-profit cultural center promoting Lebanese heritage.

When she heard about the explosion, she was unable to reach loved ones still living in her hometown of Beirut.

But she saw photos of her family's damaged home on social media.

After several agonizing hours, she was finally able to reach them and found out her family's home had been destroyed.

She's currently making travel plans to head back to Beirut to help with the clean up.

Salem is urging her fellow Americans to donate to charities supporting victims of the blast.

Lebanon's interior minister said the explosion appeared to have been caused when a large cache of ammonium nitrate in the port detonated.

The sudden devastation overwhelmed a country already struggling with both the coronavirus pandemic and a severe economic and financial crisis.

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Beirut - 4 August 2020

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1. People in Beirut street near the port watching and filming huge plume of white smoke, followed by huge explosion, dust and debris, people running  

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Los Angeles - 5 August 2020

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Dina Salem, Director, Lebanese American Foundation:

"I was gutted. It was panic and I I basically for a moment didn't know what was going on, who was hurt, who wasn't. There was complete panic at the moment, not knowing what's going on."

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Beirut - 5 August 2020

3. Various cleanup crews at explosion site

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Los Angeles - 5 August 2020

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Dina Salem, Director, Lebanese American Foundation:

"We have family groups and they started sending these videos and pictures of our home. I saw glass shattered, etc. with no text. So I panicked and I tried to call. I couldn't get through anyone. So I started texting and then they're like, we're OK. It just happened."

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Beirut - 5 August 2020

5. Various helicopter dropping water on remaining hot spots

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Los Angeles - 5 August 2020

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Dina Salem, Director, Lebanese American Foundation:

"Family and friends that I spoke to have described this as louder than anything they've heard in the past because we grew up in a civil war, me included, and they said this is like nothing we've heard before. It was like a roar, not just a bang. It was a roaring sound."

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