New satellite pictures show the true aftermath of Tuesday’s massive explosion at the port of Beirut. Satellite company BlackSky shows extensive damage at the port following the blast.
Several warehouses and buildings appear to be flattened and blown off the Lebanon map. A cruise ship by the name of Orient Queen can even be seen sunken on the right side.
Puccioni says, “The entire warehouse infrastructure is leveled. You can see some of the foundation and load-bearing columns in some of the buildings, but it’s just demolished.
In the image, debris are also seen covering the main road over 1,000 feet away from the explosion site (to the South). The blast killed at least 100 people and injured thousands more.
A tweet from Planet states, “Before and after SkySat imagery shows the impact of yesterday’s explosion in Beruit.”
Early reports suggest that the incident was triggered when a fire began in one section of the port and reached an enormous cache of ammonium nitrate fertilizer that had been offloaded years earlier. The explosion was big, so big in fact, the U.S. Geological Survey registered it as a magnitude 3.3 earthquake.
A new video shows an unlucky Lebanese bride posing for photos right before the massive explosion went off.