Prague Day by day Monitor |
6 August 2020
On the 4th of August, large explosions rocked Lebanon’s capital Beirut, claiming no less than 135 lives, injuring about 5,000 individuals, and displacing at the least 300,000 as of Wednesday, in accordance with the newest reviews by The Guardian and The New York Times.
Main Common Abbas Ibrahim, of Lebanon's Common Security Directorate, attributed the second, largest blast to confiscated explosive supplies - 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate – which had been stored for six years. The first blast can probably be attributed to fireworks warehouse at the port, yet the exact cause is undetermined, The New York Times reviews.
The explosions broken warehouses, buildings, and grain silos within the port, which stores 85% of country’s grain – most of which is now destroyed.
As of now, a number of nations have introduced their citizens lifeless or injured, together with Egypt (one individual lifeless and one lacking), Morocco (one injured), Australia (one lifeless), america (announced injuries of 48 UN employees members, 27 of their relations and three visitors without specifying their nationality), Russia (one injured), Kazakhstan (one injured), the Netherlands (5 injured). No Czechs have been reported lifeless or injured up to now.
The Czech Republic promptly responded to the explosions by deciding to send a special Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) workforce to Beirut. Additional info is predicted.