Silos damaged in 2020 Beirut port explosion partly collapse after fire


Guardian News reports: A section of the huge grain silos at Beirut’s port, shredded in the 2020 explosion in the Lebanese capital, collapsed on Sunday after a weeks-long fire triggered by grains that had fermented and ignited in the summer heat.

It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured. The 50-year-old silos, which once had a capacity of more than 100,000 tonnes and stand 48 metres (158ft) high, withstood the force of the explosion two years ago, shielding the western part of Beirut from the blast that killed more than 200 people, wounded more than 7,000 and badly damaged entire neighbourhoods.

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