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In Lebanon, on the day of the second anniversary of the victims of the devastating explosion in the port of Beirut, part of the port silos collapsed.
Due to the summer temperatures, the rotting grain in the silos had been blazing for more than two weeks and could no longer be put out. Part of the building collapsed on Sunday. Now the northern part of the building has collapsed.
A large part of the silo fell in the port of Beirut:
The granary in Beirut that was destroyed by the explosion continues to collapse
The northern part, consisting of four granaries 48 meters high, was slowly tilted for several days. The avalanche released a huge dust cloud. This happened just before hundreds of guests arrived in the area to commemorate the victims of the blast.
The August 2020 disaster killed 218 people and injured thousands. The devastation was enormous and many homes were destroyed around the harbor. It later turned out that 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate were stored in the Beirut port area, which exploded after a fire broke out in a shed.
As a result of the disaster, the government fell and the country has been politically unstable ever since. In addition, Lebanon entered one of the worst economic crises ever. Therefore, Beirut residents do not have to rely on government assistance for reconstruction.
Two years have passed since Beirut was rocked by an unprecedented explosion. look back:
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