Lebanon: Silo Towers Collapse on 2nd Anniversary of Beirut Port Explosion

Lebanon: Silo Towers Collapse on 2nd Anniversary of Beirut Port Explosion


A section of Beirut’s grain silos collapsed on Thursday, the same day that Lebanon marked the second anniversary of a deadly explosion at the Port of Beirut that devastated the city and damaged the very same grain silos, the National, a U.A.E.-based newspaper, reported.

“A block of silos damaged in the Beirut port blast collapsed on Thursday,” the National reported on August 4.

“The collapse happened as people were gathering nearby to mark the blast anniversary,” according to the newspaper.

A haphazardly stored cargo of ammonium nitrate, commonly used in fertilizer, ignited on August 4, 2020, at the Port of Beirut, causing massive combustion. Beirut’s nearby grain silos received much of the explosion’s impact and helped to shield the city’s western region from the

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