Beirut’s ground zero: a rip through the heart of an already dying city | The Guardian

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‘Do you really think Hiroshima could have been worse than this?’ asked one man on an agonising Lebanese dayVisual guide: how explosion caused devastationTell us: have you been affected by the explosion in Beirut?The twisted and mangled heap of steel that used to be Beirut’s port stretched to both horizons; to the left, battered skyscrapers seemed hunched in defeat and an empty highway strewn with wrecked cars led through a heat haze the other way.A traffic barrier was covered in the bloody handprints of those who had somehow survived the cataclysmic blast and had staggered into the apocalyptic aftermath. Continue reading…

‘Do you really think Hiroshima could have been worse than this?’ asked one man on an agonising Lebanese day

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The twisted and mangled heap of steel that used to be Beirut’s port stretched to both horizons; to the left, battered skyscrapers seemed hunched in defeat and an empty highway strewn with wrecked cars led through a heat haze the other way.

A traffic barrier was covered in the bloody handprints of those who had somehow survived the cataclysmic blast and had staggered into the apocalyptic aftermath.

Continue reading…


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