Aerials show devastating impact of Beirut explosion
Dateline: 5 August 2020 - Beirut
Date: 08/05/2020 05:18 AM
Beirut - 5 August 2020
1. Various of aerials of silo damaged by explosion
2. Aerial of port
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.