Lebanon: the terrible explosions in Beirut in ten photos

Tuesday late afternoon, a first explosion was heard in Beirut followed by another very powerful which caused a gigantic mushroom in the sky.

The buildings shook and the windows were smashed for miles around. The breath was felt as far as the island of Cyprus, about 200 km away.

In the streets, soldiers evacuated stunned residents, some covered in blood, their T-shirts around their heads to heal their wounds. Volunteers helped others find assistance. In the port, carcasses of cars one on top of the other, the framework of warehouses on the ground.

“It’s a disaster inside. There are corpses on the ground. Ambulances take the bodies, ”said a soldier near the port. A man in tears was trying to hear from a soldier about his son who was in port.

Several hours after the tragedy, helicopters continued to pour downpours in an attempt to extinguish the flames.

Karim Sokhn/Instagram/Ksokhn + Thebikekitchenbeirut via REUTERS

REUTERS/Mohamed AZAKIR
REUTERS/Mohamed AZAKIR

THE PORT OF BEIRUT IS GOING IN SMOKE

REUTERS / Issam ABDALLAH
REUTERS / Issam ABDALLAH

WOUNDED PERSON HELPED TO ESCAPE THE CLAIM

REUTERS/Mohamed AZAKIR
REUTERS/Mohamed AZAKIR

IN THE PORT, DESOLATION, PAIN

REUTERS/Mohamed AZAKIR
REUTERS/Mohamed AZAKIR

HELP ASAP

AFP / Marwan KNOWLEDGE
AFP / Marwan KNOWLEDGE

CHAOS ON EARTH

Instagram/Michel. Abboud/via REUTERS
Instagram/Michel. Abboud/via REUTERS

DIRECTION OF THE HOSPITAL

AFP / Ibrahim AMRO
AFP / Ibrahim AMRO

HELICOS TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE

AFP-STR
AFP-STR

CORTÈGES D’AMBULANCES

AFP-JOSEPH EID
AFP-JOSEPH EID

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