Dozens of people were killed and at least 2,500 people were hurt after an explosion rocked Beirut, Lebanon.
This comes on the heels of massive inflation and unemployment, in a country already struggling against #COVID19.
The blast was caused by Chemicals stored in Port
Lebanon’s health ministry says the death toll from the #Beirut explosion has risen to at least 50.
Over 2,750 other people were injured. Victims are still being located and taken away from the blast site. A soldier at the port said: “It’s a catastrophe inside.”
Several hospitals in #Beirut were damaged by the explosion. Some are asking for generators to keep power on as they evacuate patients.
“This is a catastrophe,” said a doctor.
Lebanon is already dealing with a major economic crisis and power cuts; the govt is appealing for aid.