On the second anniversary of its explosion, parts of the wheat silos collapsed in the port of Beirut

On the second anniversary of its explosion, parts of the wheat silos collapsed in the port of Beirut Today, Thursday, additional parts of the wheat silos affected by the Beirut Port explosion fell, as a result of recent fires caused by the fermentation of grain in the area and the interaction of gases resulting from that.  Additional parts of wheat silos collapsed in the port of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Thursday, coinciding with the second anniversary of its explosion, which falls today.  And four wheat silos fell from the north side in the port, where dust covered the place after the collapse of huge parts of the silos damaged by the explosion that occurred next to them two years ago.  Large parts of the silos were destroyed due to the port explosion on August 4, 2020, which killed more than 200 people and left about 7,000 injured.  The explosion also caused varying damages, between complete and partial destruction, of about 50,000 housing units, with material losses estimated at nearly $15 billion.  And last Sunday, parts of the wheat silos collapsed, affected by the severe damage, which was multiplied by successive fires caused in the recent period by the fermentation of grain in the area and the interaction of the resulting gases.  On July 25, the Ministries of Environment and Health warned of the possibility of the collapse of parts of the wheat silos as a result of the fires that broke out in them at the beginning of the same month.  All attempts to withdraw the grain stored in some pockets of the silos failed, due to the crack that affected them in a way that poses a threat to the safety of any intervention process.

Today, Thursday, additional parts of the wheat silos affected by the Beirut Port explosion fell, as a result of recent fires caused by the fermentation of grain in the area and the interaction of gases resulting from that.

Additional parts of wheat silos collapsed in the port of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Thursday, coinciding with the second anniversary of its explosion, which falls today.

And four wheat silos fell from the north side in the port, where dust covered the place after the collapse of huge parts of the silos damaged by the explosion that occurred next to them two years ago.

Large parts of the silos were destroyed due to the port explosion on August 4, 2020, which killed more than 200 people and left about 7,000 injured.

The explosion also caused varying damages, between complete and partial destruction, of about 50,000 housing units, with material losses estimated at nearly $15 billion.

And last Sunday, parts of the wheat silos collapsed, affected by the severe damage, which was multiplied by successive fires caused in the recent period by the fermentation of grain in the area and the interaction of the resulting gases.

On July 25, the Ministries of Environment and Health warned of the possibility of the collapse of parts of the wheat silos as a result of the fires that broke out in them at the beginning of the same month.

All attempts to withdraw the grain stored in some pockets of the silos failed, due to the crack that affected them in a way that poses a threat to the safety of any intervention process.
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