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...
Last week, a massive explosion tore apart the city of Beruit.
via: GettyAt around 6 pm local time on August 4th, a sudden and devastating explosion ripped through Lebanon's capital city.
The latest video to emerge shows the devastating results of the blast hitting a hotel room.
via: GettyAnd the 3 women that were staying there.
Different videos of the explosion have started to emerge...
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Hundreds of thousands of buildings were wiped out in the blast...
via: GettyLeaving nearly 300,000 people homeless.
Initially, it was unclear as to how many people were injured.
via: GettyAccording 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.
A search and rescue operation for those who are missing is still underway...
via: GettySadly, the death toll is expected to rise even more.
At first, an explanation for the blast was nowhere to be seen.
via: GettyBut 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.
An accidental fire was sparked at the warehouse...
via: GettyAnd it was this fire that is believed to have triggered the explosion of the 2,750 tons of ammunition.
A BBC journalist posted this photo on Twitter...
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Officials have stated that they are working hard at finding the party responsible for the devastating explosion.
via: GettyIn 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."
6 days on, footage from the aftermath continues to emerge online.
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Satellite images of the city before and after the explosion have highlighted the sheer scale of the devastation...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.
It is utterly heartwrenching to see...
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The latest video shows devastating CCTV footage of three women in a hotel room...
via: Youtube...Just before the explosion went off.
It was clear that 2 of the women went to look what was happening after the initial explosion happened.
via: YoutubeUnaware of what was to come.
The smaller blasts that followed were described by witnesses as sounding like fireworks.
via: YoutubeWhich seems to have caught the attention of the third woman who joins them to look what's going on.
The two girls venture outside to get a better look.
via: YoutubeWhile the third stays inside.
Just seconds later the second blast shatters the windows.
via: YoutubeSending the girl flying across the room which has been turned to rubble.
The results are pretty shocking.
via: YoutubeIt's still unknown whether the girls survived the blast.