Part of Beirut Granary collapse On Thursday, the same day Lebanon commemorated the second anniversary of the deadly bombing at Beirut port that devastated the city and damaged the same granaries, The country’sa UAE-based newspaper reported.
“A piece of silo damaged in the Beirut port explosion collapsed on Thursday,” The country’s Reported on August 4.
“The collapse occurred as people gathered nearby to commemorate the anniversary of the explosion,” the paper said.
On August 4, 2020, in the port of Beirut, a cargo of ammonium nitrate, commonly used in fertilizers, which was stored indiscriminately, caught fire, causing a massive burn. A granary near Beirut was largely affected by the blast and helped protect the western part of the city from the blast.
A fire at the facility around July 8 caused significant damage to the granary during the event due to high summer temperatures and is therefore in a weakened state.fire expand According to the Lebanese government, “after the flames reached a nearby cable”.The fire continued until July 31, when “two towers collapsed in the north of the badly damaged silo”, AFP report. According to reports, on August 4, the same fire broke out at the Beirut granary facility, causing another part of the warehouse to collapse.
“The northern block of the four-tower silo had been slowly tilting for days before it collapsed, creating a huge cloud of dust,” the Associated Press (AP) said. reportnoting that Thursday’s crash affected about 25 percent of food storage locations.
“Authorities had already evacuated parts of the port earlier this week – after the original silo section collapsed on Sunday [July 31] — As a precautionary measure, there is no indication that anyone was injured,” according to the Associated Press.
An explosion in Beirut port on August 4, 2020 killed nearly 220 people and injured more than 6,000. The blast devastated swathes of Beirut, an ancient Mediterranean port city and the capital of Lebanon, causing billions of dollars in damage. Lebanon was struggling financially shortly before the bombing, so it was not equipped to weather the disaster.combustion destroyed When Beirut blew up the city’s granaries, most of Beirut’s food supply was affected, and the vast quantities of corn and wheat that Lebanon could not replace were affected.
The Lebanese government has launched a formal investigation into the root cause of the incident, although the investigation has repeatedly stalled over the past 24 months.
“Lebanese government officials — including President Michel Aoun and then-Prime Minister Hassan Diab — had prior knowledge of the unsafe storage of explosives at the port but did not take any action,” The country’s report June 16.
The paper referred to the inadvertent storage of ammonium nitrate in the port of Beirut, which was reported to have been in the port for years.
“[M]Under Lebanese law, multiple Lebanese authorities have handled cargo with at least criminal negligence, posing an unreasonable risk to life,” Human Rights Watch Decide August 2021, citing evidence available at the time.