Mammoth explosions rock Beirut, killing at least 70 and injuring thousands

136 851
7.6%
Published on 4 Aug 2020, 22:30
In Lebanon, a monstrous explosion shook Beirut, shattering much of the city’s port area. Video showed an enormous blast and shockwave that damaged buildings miles away. The health minister reported at least 70 people dead and more than 3,000 injured, while other officials said that 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate had detonated. Special correspondent Rebecca Collard joins Judy Woodruff from Beirut.

Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG
Find more from PBS NewsHour at pbs.org/newshour
Subscribe to our YouTube channel: bit.ly/2HfsCD6

Follow us:
Facebook: pbs.org/newshour
Twitter: twitter.com/newshour
Instagram: instagram.com/newshour
Snapchat: @pbsnews

Subscribe:
PBS NewsHour podcasts: pbs.org/newshour/podcasts
Newsletters: pbs.org/newshour/subscribe
newstechmusickids