The captain of the Russian cargo ship suspected to have carried the 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate responsible for the tragic event at Beirut, has now confirmed to Radio Free Europe that he used to regularly write to warn against the dangerous chemical stored in the vessel.
As per the report of the DFA, Philippines, 10 of the 11 missing Filipinos lost during the explosions at Beirut on Tuesday, 4th Aug 2020 have now been found and accounted for.
It is with shock and despair that we have received the news of the explosion at the Port of Beirut that has devastated the city, killed at least 100 people, injured thousands and rendered hundreds of thousands more homeless.
CMA CGM Group has launched an emergency plan to conduct a thorough health and safety assessment of its 261 staff members based in Beirut.
Early investigations looking into the source of the massive explosions at the port of Beirut have suggested the involvement of ammonium nitrate and fireworks. The explosive chemicals were supposedly confiscated and stored from a cargo ship since 2013.
Orient Queen cruise ship sinks after the Beirut blasts. Two seafarers killed.
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim expresses his deepest condolences and sincerest sympathies to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Lebanon following the catastrophic explosions in the port of Beirut.
The internet was shaken on 4th August when videos of the explosion near the port of Beirut, Lebanon, went viral. Some netizens compared the mushroom cloud, which can be clearly seen in the videos, to that of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Beirut has been rocked by a significant and devastating explosion, following a severe industrial accident in a warehouse, situated in the Beirut’s port complex.