Drone Footage Captures Devastation in Beirut Following Massive Explosion

Drone footage captured on August 5 shows the destruction caused by a massive explosion in the port area of Beirut, Lebanon, the previous day.

Lebanon’s Health Minister said around 135 were killed, 5,000 were injured, and dozens remained missing on Wednesday afternoon, The Daily Star Lebanon reported.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said the explosion was caused by 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse.

This drone footage was captured by Habib Darwish on Wednesday. Credit: Habib Darwish via Storyful