Massive fire erupts in Beirut’s port, one month after large explosion
A massive fire has on Thursday erupted in Beirut port area four weeks after large explosion which left scores dead and others injured.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) however said that one of the burned hangars housed thousands of ICRC food parcels and half a million litres of cooking oil, that were likely to have been destroyed, potentially impeding their humanitarian operations.
Military helicopters swooped over the area dropping water on the flames while over 100 firefighters, civil defence members, and soldiers battled to control the fire. Terrified citizens, including children, in surrounding areas began getting in their cars, saying they would leave the capital.