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Russian Satellite Recorded The Aftermath Of An Explosion In The Port Of Beirut

Russian Satellite Recorded The Aftermath Of An Explosion In The Port Of Beirut

Dozens of destroyed buildings were captured by the Russian satellite "Canopus-V" after the explosion in the port of the Lebanese capital.

On Wednesday, Roscosmos published two photos taken by a Russian spacecraft. The first photo was taken on November 4 last year, and the second on Wednesday. It shows the aftermath of an explosion in the port of Beirut on Tuesday.

A comparison shows that there are no buildings left in the area of the epicenter of the explosion. The shock wave destroyed numerous warehouse buildings and many small buildings.

A series of explosions, one of which was particularly powerful, occurred the day before in the port of Beirut. Buildings were damaged in half of the city's territory, 300 thousand citizens were left homeless, and the damage from the explosion is estimated at least $3 billion. It is believed that a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored for several years in a warehouse in the port exploded.

There were reports of at least 100 dead and more than 4,000 injured people.