A new video shows the moment an explosion rocked the port of Beirut – unleashes a fireworks-like explosion of “white hot glass” into the air before leveling dozens of buildings in a wave of destruction. strong.
The high-resolution footage, also slowed down, gives the clearest view of the explosion in Lebanon.
“I experienced this hot and white glasses exploding. I don’t know if I jumped or the shockwave pushed me, and I found myself lying on the floor, ”Agoston Nemeth, who cameraped the video, told News Flare. “I noticed the glass breaking and people screaming. I looked around and saw this giant orange cloud above me.
Nemeth, a 42-year-old therapist, had just started a session at around 6 p.m. Tuesday when he heard a loud pop and went to investigate on the 13th-floor rooftop, he told the store.
Nemeth saw smoke rising from the port building and left his iPhone recording on the rooftop, about a half a mile away from the explosion – then turned back inside.
That was when a powerful explosion was shown tore through the camera, spread smoke billowing through the sky and knocked down towering buildings. The camera fell to the ground and went dark.
“I noticed it getting bigger and bigger, some big flames gushing out and all of a sudden there was this, ‘boom’.” Nemeth said. “I don’t know if [my] the building will collapse. “
Nemeth escaped with just a bruise on his shoulder – but the others weren’t so lucky.
According to Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan, at least 154 people were killed in the blast and 5,000 were injured.