There have been reports of huge fire engulfing a port in Beirut only weeks after the explosion that left devastating impacts on both civilians and property.
The fire is said to have started in a warehouse storage unit containing oil and tires. However, the exact cause of the fire is not known at the moment.
Civilians recorded thick black columns of smoke rising into the sky. Operations to extinguish the fire and ensure the safety of persons and property are underway with the military providing helicopters to help put out the raging fire.
This incident comes weeks after a port in Beirut containing large quantities of Ammonium nitrate exploded leaving fatalities and tonnes of properties destroyed.
The 4th August explosion leftover 190 people dead and thousands gravely injured as the explosion spread far and wide. The blast caused widespread outrage after information emerged that those in authority were aware of the bulk stockpile of the highly explosive Ammonium nitrate. This prompted the Lebanese government to throw in the towel and resign.
This fire adds to an already grieving Lebanon’s problems as it comes only a few weeks after the explosion that rocked a port leaving untold disaster countrywide.