Beirut: A fire broke out in the port of Beirut on Thursday. After a large-scale explosion in the seaport of the Lebanese capital and surrounding residential areas, smoke was emitted over the city for more than a month. The explosion broke out in the port’s duty-free zone, and an official said that the explosion was limited to that area.
However, in a country dealing with a severe economic crisis, nervousness makes it nervous and uneasy. This is the biggest threat to Lebanon’s stability since the civil war in 1975-1990. 53-year-old Andre Muarbes said: “It must have scared us. It is only a month since the explosion destroyed Beirut. We saw the same thing happen again.”
The Army said that although there was a reason, it did not immediately identify the cause. Television footage showed a military helicopter spraying water on the fire as firefighters extinguished the fire on the ground. The head of the civil defense department said on the AlJadeed television station in Lebanon that it is not clear what material is being burned. But he urged the public to remain calm, saying that the fire was limited to one place.
There are no reports of injuries yet, but some residents drove out of the city and were still injured by the explosion on August 4, causing about 190 deaths and 60,000 injuries. Majed Hassanein, 49, drove his wife and two children and said: “I was forced to drive them out of Beirut from the smoke and fire that broke out again in the port.” He said his son still Shocked by the blast, the blast destroyed the capital near the port, leaving about 300,000 people uninhabited, and breaking the entire city with houses and windows.
The head of the Lebanese Red Cross, George Kettaneh, said that despite the fire on Thursday, no one was worried about another explosion and there were no casualties, even though he said some people were short of breath. The television footage showed firefighters extinguishing a fire surrounded by the ruined walls of a warehouse destroyed in the explosion last month, caused by poorly-conditioned ammonium nitrate storage in the port.