Photos: Explosion Leaves Beirut In Shatters

Photos: Explosion Leaves Beirut In Shatters

7:43pm Aug 04, 2020
A man walks through debris near the scene of the enormous explosion in Lebanon on Tuesday. At least 70 people were killed, and at least 2,700 people were hurt. The blast shattered windows and damaged buildings across a wide swath of Beirut.
A man walks through debris near the scene of the enormous explosion in Lebanon on Tuesday. At least 70 people were killed, and at least 2,700 people were hurt. The blast shattered windows and damaged buildings across a wide swath of Beirut.
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  • A man walks through debris near the scene of the enormous explosion in Lebanon on Tuesday. At least 70 people were killed, and at least 2,700 people were hurt. The blast shattered windows and damaged buildings across a wide swath of Beirut.

    A man walks through debris near the scene of the enormous explosion in Lebanon on Tuesday. At least 70 people were killed, and at least 2,700 people were hurt. The blast shattered windows and damaged buildings across a wide swath of Beirut.

    STR / AFP via Getty Images

  • A large explosion rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday. The blast, which rattled entire buildings and broke glass, was felt in several parts of the city.

    A large explosion rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday. The blast, which rattled entire buildings and broke glass, was felt in several parts of the city.

    Anwar Amro / AFP via Getty Images

  • A firefighter checks a wounded man near the scene of the explosion in Beirut.

    A firefighter checks a wounded man near the scene of the explosion in Beirut.

    Anwar Amro / AFP via Getty Images

  • A woman is assisted while walking through debris after Tuesday's explosion in Beirut.

    A woman is assisted while walking through debris after Tuesday's explosion in Beirut.

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  • Firefighters douse a fire at Beirut's port. Hours after the blast, numerous Beirut hospitals are reportedly overwhelmed.

    Firefighters douse a fire at Beirut's port. Hours after the blast, numerous Beirut hospitals are reportedly overwhelmed.

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  • The blast destroyed a silo at the port in Beirut. Several hours after the blast, emergency crews still had not been able to reach all of the wounded people in their homes, the Lebanese Red Cross said.

    The blast destroyed a silo at the port in Beirut. Several hours after the blast, emergency crews still had not been able to reach all of the wounded people in their homes, the Lebanese Red Cross said.

    STR / AFP via Getty Images

  • Residents sweep glass off the sidewalk after the large explosion in Beirut. Images from the scene show that entire blocks of buildings were wrecked along the port, their structural supports crumpled by the blast. Numerous fires broke out, sending black sm

    Residents sweep glass off the sidewalk after the large explosion in Beirut. Images from the scene show that entire blocks of buildings were wrecked along the port, their structural supports crumpled by the blast. Numerous fires broke out, sending black sm

    Daniel Carde / Getty Images

  • A helicopter puts out a fire at the port in Beirut. Tuesday's explosion was felt miles away.

    A helicopter puts out a fire at the port in Beirut. Tuesday's explosion was felt miles away.

    STR / AFP via Getty Images

  • Lebanese Red Cross ambulances gather outside the Mohammad al-Amin Mosque in Beirut on Tuesday as they set up search-and-rescue operations for victims following the massive explosion.

    Lebanese Red Cross ambulances gather outside the Mohammad al-Amin Mosque in Beirut on Tuesday as they set up search-and-rescue operations for victims following the massive explosion.

    Joseph Eid / AFP via Getty Images

An enormous explosion shook Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday. At least 70 people are dead and at least 2,700 people were hurt, according to Minister of Health Hamad Hassan. The death toll is expected to rise as officials search for people who have been reported missing.

Buildings collapsed and glass shattered as helicopters and firefighters doused the flames in the city's port. Hospitals were overwhelmed, and ambulances lined up to work on search-and-rescue operations.

Read the latest on the explosion in Beirut here.

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