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Drone footage of Beirut port and its surroundings one year after blast

Drone footage captured on Monday (August 2) still shows the damage caused to Beirut’s port, silos, buildings and neighbourhoods almost a year since the August 4 blast destroyed swaths of the city.

The explosion, considered one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions in history, was caused when 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded at the port on August 4, 2020.

In some of the most heavily affected neighbourhoods, some damage was seen to buildings with windows still blown out and shops reduced to rubble.

Elsewhere, construction workers were busy rebuilding the structures that were demolished in the immediate blast zone.

Lebanese are expected to mark the anniversary of the blast on Wednesday (August 4) with protests and a moment of silence to be held at the exact time the blast took place last year.

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