Explosion-damaged Beirut port suffers another blow (VIDEOS)

The collapse of the grain silos was the second such incident in a week

Four grain silos collapsed at the port of Beirut, Lebanon, on Thursday. The 50-meter structures had been burning for several weeks, and partially collapsed at the end of last month. 

Video footage shared on social media captured the moment the structures fell to the ground, sending a cloud of smoke, dust and debris into the air. 

The collapse of the towering structures occurred two years to the day after an enormous explosion killed 190 people, injured another 6,000, and laid waste to much of the city. The blast was blamed on an improperly stored stash of ammonium nitrate, and the fallout from the incident toppled the country’s government, cratered its economy, and jeopardized its food security.


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