Fazal Ahmad, UK
Declared a ‘disaster city’ by Lebanese authorities, Beirut has been rocked to its core. The shocking images of a terrible explosion in Beirut on Tuesday 4th August 2020 have not only left Beirut in a state of emergency, but have sent shockwaves around the world. As more images and videos leave the world in absolute horror, one can only imagine the absolute tragedy being faced by the citizens of Beirut. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those people affected in Lebanon.
Reports suggest that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse near the Port area ignited, causing the huge mushroom cloud and mega-explosion that left the surrounding area flattened and was felt as far away as Cyprus. So far, 135 fatalities have been confirmed, but will almost certainly…
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