Lebanon: Massive fire erupts in Beirut port area
The blaze in the port area of Lebanon's capital, Beirut [Screengrab/Al Jazeera]
The blaze in the port area of Lebanon’s capital, Beirut [Screengrab/Al Jazeera]

A massive fire is raging at the port of Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, a little more than a month after a huge explosion devastated the port facilities and surrounding area.

There was no immediate information about what caused Thursday’s fire, which sent a large column of black smoke into the sky.

Some 191 people were killed and more than wounded when 2,750 tonnes of confiscated ammonium nitrate that were stored in a port warehouse for almost seven years exploded on August 4.

More to follow.

SOURCE:
Al Jazeera News

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