As videos continue to emerge of last week’s devastating explosion in Beirut, CCTV footage shows what happened to 3 women when they got caught up in the tragic shockwave.
Keep scrolling for the harrowing video…
At around 6 pm local time on August 4th, a sudden and devastating explosion ripped through Lebanon’s capital city.
And the 3 women that were staying there.
The realization of the severity of the situation has started to slowly sink in.
Leaving nearly 300,000 people homeless.
According to the al-Marsad Online news website, the death toll has risen to 220, 110 people still remain missing, with a further 4,000 people suffering from grave injuries.
Sadly, the death toll is expected to rise even more.
But it later emerged that a huge cache of ammonium nitrate, an explosive compound commonly used in the construction of bombs, had been stored at the building in which the blast had occurred.
And it was this fire that is believed to have triggered the explosion of the 2,750 tons of ammunition.
Which shows workers stacking what appears to be the tons of Ammonium Nitrate.
In a televised statement, Prime Minister Diab was quoted as saying:
“I will not relax until we find the responsible party for what happened, hold it accountable and apply the most serious punishments against it because it isn’t acceptable that a shipment of ammonium nitrate – estimated to be 2,750 tons – was in a depot for the past 6 years without precautionary measures being taken.”
People can be seen wandering around, dazed and disoriented, amongst the crumbling builds and smoking rubble.
It is thought that the damage repairs are going to cost approximately $5 billion – It is going to take Beirut years to recover from this.
A once vibrant and bustling metropolis now lays in smoke and tatters.
…Just before the explosion went off.
Unaware of what was to come.
Which seems to have caught the attention of the third woman who joins them to look what’s going on.
While the third stays inside.
Sending the girl flying across the room which has been turned to rubble.
It’s still unknown whether the girls survived the blast.
Keep scrolling for more on the Beirut disaster…