A very strong explosion occurred in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. It was announced that the explosion in the port of Beirut was caused by an explosive-filled warehouse. According to the Lebanese Ministry of Health, many people were injured after the explosion, and more than ten were killed. It was stated that the explosion was also felt from the TRNC.
It was stated that the big explosion in Beirut port was caused by an explosive storage near the port.
The first images of the explosion were recorded by someone broadcasting from the balcony of his home while the explosion was taking place. In the images it was seen that a large cloud of smoke rose from the area where the explosion occurred.
HAVE MORE THAN 10 DEADS
As black fumes rose into the sky in the form of a ‘mushroom cloud’, the Lebanese Ministry of Health announced that there were a large number of injured as a result of the explosion.
According to information from Reuters, officials have experienced more than 10 casualties.
FEELED FROM TRNC
It was stated that the shock waves of the explosion were also felt from the TRNC, miles away. Some citizens in Famagusta, on the eastern coast of the TRNC, reported that the shock wave after the explosion was also felt from the region.
VERY CLOSE TO THE OLD PRIME MINISTER’S HOUSE
According to the allegation based on local sources, the explosion in Beirut was located in an area very close to the house of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
According to the news of the Lebanese media, Hariri’s health condition was stated to be good.
Turkey’s Ambassador to Beirut Hakan Gravel, the status of embassies in the region, announced that it is working well.
THE MEANING OF MUSHROOM CLOUD
The mushroom cloud is most commonly associated with nuclear explosion, but any explosion or ignition that is strong enough is known to produce the same effect.