The world rallied around Lebanon after the deadly explosion that shook its capital Beirut earlier this week, and the tragic disaster dominated headlines for days and is expected to remain in the international spotlight for the foreseeable future.
Aerial photo taken on Aug. 3, 2020 shows firefighters putting out a fire at the explosion site of an organic silicon company in Xiantao City, central China's Hubei Province. (Xinhuanet.com)
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
15 Fire apparatus, 4 Ambulances and 86 Firefighters & Chief Officers responded to control Tuesday morning’s fire in downtown @cityofsaintpaul. Crews were on scene for over 13 hours. The fire remains under investigation. pic.twitter.com/tgKRdJBpvQ— Saint Paul Fire Dept (@StPaulFireDept) August 7, 2020
Watch: Footage shows the extent of an ongoing fire that broke out in a market in the #UAE emirate of #Ajman, according to a video circulating on social media.https://t.co/D7qWLu2oTQ pic.twitter.com/Heel2gQxgb— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 5, 2020
The authorities evacuated the nearby buildings and explained that the size of the fire and the thickness of the plumes of smoke was due to the highly combustible nature of the products in the market.