Explosions in Beirut and Lebanon assessed in the aftermath of port incident claim dozens of dead and injured


On Wednesday, residents of Beirut woke up to a scene of utter devastation, a day after a explosion massive au port sent shockwaves through the Lebanese capital, killing at least 100 people and injuring thousands.“Houses, buildings, corpses in the streets, injuries,” CBS News producer Sami Aouad reported. “The hospitals couldn’t take more injuries and bodies because they were full. Beirut is a destroyed city. It’s like a real war zone. ”

Smoke still rose from the harbor, where huge grain silos had been smashed. The main streets of the city center were littered with debris and damaged vehicles, and the facades of the buildings were destroyed. Lebanese Red Cross Secretary General George Kettaneh said at least 100 people were killed and more than 4,000 were injured, according to Lebanese state media, NNA.


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