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Weeks After Devastating Explosion, Fire Guts Beirut Port


A huge fire has engulfed Beirut’s port, after the massive explosion that killed about 190 people over a few weeks ago.

According to reports from officials, the fire started in a store of oil and tires, but the cause is still unknown.

The Lebanese army said the fire is at a warehouse where oil and tires are placed in the duty free zone at the port adding that fighting the blaze is ongoing and that army helicopters are taking part in the operation.

The visuals from smoke and blaze are not unlike the Beirut blast on August 4 that killed about 190 people and injured 6,000 people.

A video of the fire outbreak that has circulated on social media showed workers at the port running away in fear as soon as the fire broke out with a chilling reminder of last month’s blast that had killed dozens of port employees and 10 fire fighters.

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