Beirut Residents Hit The Streets, Clean The Debris After The Explosion


On August 4, Beirut, Lebanon, witnessed an explosion that killed 135 people and injured 4000. BBC News quoted President Michel Aoun confirming that it was caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate not stored properly at a warehouse in the port. The vibrations of the blast were felt all the way in Cyprus which is around 240 km away from the capital.

In the aftermath of all the devastation, the residents of the city have teamed up to clear the streets of the debris and rubble, reports NY Times. Here are some visuals of the self-organized cleanup showing the indomitable spirit of the city.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families in these difficult times. We salute the spirit of the people who have shown determination and courage in the face of the most devastating tragedy.

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