Beirut grain silo falls in partial collapse (+VIDEO)

’s National News Agency confirmed the silo’s partial collapse Sunday as videos of the damage appeared to circulate online. Reuters witness reported seeing a dust cloud and what appeared to be smoke after the silo came down.

The silos have been on for weeks prior to Sunday’s collapse, burning orange as many feared the damaged structures would eventually fall, NBC News reported.

The British in Lebanon sent a tweet following the collapse, asking anyone indoors to close their windows and doors.

“If outdoors, wear a KN95 until reaching nearest closed ,” the embassy warned. Thursday will mark two-years exactly since the warehouse rocked the country, killing more than 200 people. The has been attributed to an estimated at 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate that combusted after six years being in the port, without proper storage conditions taken for the volatile chemicals.


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