Latest satellite images by the UAE’s KhalifaSat show how the twin explosions in Beirut have devasted its Downtown district.
Twin blasts in Beirut this week
Lebanon’s biggest city, Beirut suffered its worst catastrophe in recent years with one blast filling the sky with thick plumes of white smoke followed by a massive mushroom-shaped explosion that destroyed a whopping majority of the Downtown’s roads, buildings, shops and infrastructure. Help has been pouring from around the world in solidarity with the country and its people.
Explosions originated from a warehouse that contained fireworks and bombs seized since six years. The blasts even sent a shockwave to the island of Cyprus and was the equivalent of a 4.5-magnitude earthquake.
KhalifaSat reveals images before and after blasts
UAE’s KhalifaSat took a closer look at Beirut revealing shocking images of the city before and after the blasts, showing dramatic changes to the city’s coast. Have a look:
UAE sends medical aid to Lebanon
Within a day after the blasts, the UAE dispatched 30 tons of medical aid for Lebanon under the directives of Dubai Ruler, UAE Prime Minister and Vice President His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Sheikh Mohammed also sent a message condoling to the death of Beirut blasts’ victims.
(Featured photograph credit: Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre)