The massive blast that shook Beirut on Tuesday, claiming the lives of at least 154 people and injuring more than 5,000, is considered the deadliest peace-time explosion in Lebanon’s history.
Watch: The closest footage of the devastating blasts that rocked #Beirut a day earlier has emerged, according to live video shot by two Lebanese citizens living in an apartment opposite the port where the explosions erupted.#Lebanonhttps://t.co/9zqOn4zRCR pic.twitter.com/bzMv3Z9XzR— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 5, 2020
1/x This morning I woke up to see viral maps incorrectly comparing the damage area of the Beirut explosion to London and New York. I have corrected the maps with a little thread to explain my corrections. img 1. tweet with my notes. img 2-4. my new maps. pic.twitter.com/nz9Q1X0wLt— Joanna Merson (@JoannaMerson) August 5, 2020
Map showing the damage radius of the explosion in Beirut. (Twitter/ JoannaMerson)
Map showing the damage radius if Beirut’s explosion happened in London. (Twitter/ JoannaMerson)
Map showing the damage radius if Beirut’s explosion happened in New York. (Twitter/ JoannaMerson)