State Corporation Roscosmos published satellite images of the port of Beirut before and after the powerful explosion that occurred on Tuesday.
The first photo is dated November 4, 2019. It shows a lot of hangars and rooms located near the water. The second image, taken today by the Russian satellite “Canopus-V”, shows only the outlines of buildings located in the port area, destroyed buildings and a ship lying on its side.
An explosion occurred near the seaport of the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4. The wave from it destroyed and damaged dozens of houses, cars, and Windows were broken in buildings in many quarters of the city. According to the latest data, 135 people were killed, more than five thousand were injured, and many are missing.
According to local authorities, the cause of the explosion was the detonation of 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse, confiscated by customs in 2015. The damage was estimated at between three and five billion dollars.
Beirut was recognized as a disaster area, and a state of emergency was declared in the city for two weeks. Three days of mourning were declared throughout Lebanon.