The mushroom of smoke hot high in the sky , waves of heat can be felt down on the grounds; Massive explosion occured which caused hundreds of lives in a short span of time.
Cause of Explosion
The blast occurred in the Beirut’s port area. Lebanon’s interior minister said initial information indicated highly explosive material seized years ago that had been stored there had blown up . Lebanon based broadcaster Maydeen cited the country’s custom director saying tons of nitrate exploded. Lebanese president Michelle Aoun called for an emergency meeting of the country’s Supreme Defence Counsel, according to the presidency’s Twitter account.
The explosion occurred three days before a UN back court is due to deliver a verdict in the trial of four suspect from the Shi’te group Hezbollah over 2005 Bombing which killed former prime minister Rafiq ul Hariri and 21 other people.
Tension between the two groups
As Israel Government and Lebanon Hezbollah militant group are better enemies and tension have been following a series of recent clashes, serious accustion has been put on Israel.
Hezbollah, Shia group, is a part of Lebanon’s government.
Prior, both Hezbollah and Israeli Government accused each other over border tension and and series of explosion- hotels and car- during a prolonged civil war.
The blast can be felt over 5 km of radius. Shattered peices of glasses all over the city. At least 15 bodies were taken to hospitals, hundreds of people were injured, shortage of blood in blood donating camps and hospitals.