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Beirut explosion: The footage shows how the fire caused an explosion


"Oh my god, oh my god, come in and close the window!"

  • The footage taken by a couple is believed to be closest to the Beirut explosion
  • It shows the clouds of smoke from a fire in the warehouse on Tuesday
  • Then there is a first explosion, followed by a major, devastating explosion

A couple who thought they filmed a terrible accident in the port of Beirut captured the moment when they were torn into the nearby apartment after an explosion the size of a small nuclear plane.

It is believed that the most terrifying footage was most likely captured during the devastating explosion in the Lebanese capital that killed more than 145 people, injured thousands and left tens of thousands homeless.

The explosion was caused when a fire ignited a supply of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, which the authorities left in a warehouse for six years.

A couple near the warehouse when the fire broke out picked up the clouds of smoke from their balconies before a first explosion broke out, sending panicked locals to flee.

Moments later, the main explosion occurs and the pair tumbles backward.

A couple near the warehouse when the fire broke out picked up the clouds of smoke from their balcony

Images that are believed to have been closest taken during the devastating explosion in Beirut show the fire that triggered the explosion

As they watch the fire, the woman remarks, "Is it possible that these cars are so close?"

& # 39; How should I know? & # 39; her partner answers.

"So unfortunate, hopefully nothing happened to anyone, dear God," she notes. "Dear God, I hope nobody gets hurt."

Then she comments: "We'll give you something live now."

"Live news," adds her husband.

Then she says in Arabic: "Seriously. How is it that nobody but us films? & # 39;

There is a slight rumble in the video and the woman is worried when she says, "What is that noise? Go in, go in! Imad, go inside. & # 39;

The smaller explosion can be seen in the video as sparks fly in the air as the wife begs her husband to go inside.

& # 39; Oh you poor thing! Dear God! Poor thing! & # 39; you can hear them say. "It's a big deal, dear God, hopefully no one is hurt."

Then she continues to ask her husband to come in and close the door.

However, he continues to film the scene until the last massive explosion wobbles them both backwards.

The couple are said to have been injured in the explosion, but both survived.

The husband continues to film the scene until the last massive explosion stumbles them both backwards

The couple are said to have been injured in the explosion, but both survived

The husband continues to film the scene until the last massive explosion stumbles them both backwards

The Tuesday night explosion, the size of a small atomic bomb, killed at least 137 people and injured another 5,000.

It is believed that 300,000 homeless and widespread damage is estimated to be up to $ 5 billion, including a 120-meter cruise ship that capsized as a result of the explosion.

The Cypriot police questioned a Russian about alleged connections to a ship and its cargo of ammonium nitrate, which is said to have caused the devastating explosion.

The explosion has restarted protests against the government in Lebanon last year, allegedly stuck with incompetence and corruption.

Emmanuel Macron offered France support for the Lebanese people when he visited Beirut on Thursday, but warned that if his leaders failed to implement reforms, the country would "go down".

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