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WATCH: Massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon leads to heavy damage, deaths

(Photo by Anwar Amro/AFP via Getty Images)

(Photo by Anwar Amro/AFP via Getty Images)

A massive explosion has led to heavy city-wide damage and deaths in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut.

Photos and images have gone viral highlighting the billowing smoke and flames overtaking the area due to an explosive blast.

Here are just a few of the videos that have been posted online:

Even former Kentucky center Daniel Orton – who played professionally in Lebanon back in 2017 – posted some footage that was sent to him by someone in the area:

Lebanese Red Cross official Georges Kettaneh confirmed that “explosive material” was stored in a warehouse in the city’s port, with the blast leading to “at least 15” people killed and “hundreds” more injured.

Devastating.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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17 Comments for WATCH: Massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon leads to heavy damage, deaths



  1. LouisvilleNative
    1:52 pm August 4, 2020 Permalink

    Kentucky SPORTS Radio!



    • Jack Pilgrim
      2:16 pm August 4, 2020 Permalink

      We publish 20 posts a day during the week on KSR, one can be reserved for a massive explosion that is currently the leading story on every television and online news outlet.



    • michaelb
      8:45 pm August 4, 2020 Permalink

      don’t pay them no mind jack. Y’all are doing great .



    • miggles
      2:37 pm August 4, 2020 Permalink

      Leave it to someone named LouisvilleNative to parrot a long-held and oft-ridiculed opinion about KSR. Also, to embody heartlessness.



    • LouisvilleNative
      3:45 pm August 4, 2020 Permalink

      LOL that an anonymous user would try to harass someone about their username when the comment was strictly objective. Feeble. Also, it’s ironic that Pilgrim himself shared exactly why the story shouldn’t be included in KSR as it, “…is currently the leading story on every television and online news outlet.” I truly enjoy KSR when you tell us something we can’t see/read everywhere else. Keep that line going.



    • Bluehender
      2:50 pm August 4, 2020 Permalink

      Bingo miggles…



    • Soylentbeans
      4:34 pm August 4, 2020 Permalink

      Damn. god forbid somebody has an opinion about something other than sports and wants to write about it. Plus I dont know why you would expect any news outlet to not run a story this big. I bet even espn had more than a couple segments about it.



    • miggles
      4:55 pm August 4, 2020 Permalink

      @LouisvilleNative Check the definition of harassment. If me calling you out for a shitty, pointless post is harassment, I’d hate to hear what you think about Twitter.



  2. Headhurts
    3:04 pm August 4, 2020 Permalink

    Storing massive explosives just near downtown area probably not a good idea, but that’s certain countries operate.



    • lexslamman
      5:27 pm August 4, 2020 Permalink

      Beirut is squished between Mt. Lebanon and the Mediterranean. The port might actually be the safest place to store explosives- especially to keep them out of the wrong hands.



  3. Not Dan Issel
    4:07 pm August 4, 2020 Permalink

    Surely no one here actually thinks that was a “fireworks” explosion. In recent days and weeks all sorts of thing have been blowing up in various countries that are antagonistic towards Israel. I would guess there is a strong possibility that Israel just destroyed a Hezbollah weapons depot.



    • lexslamman
      5:28 pm August 4, 2020 Permalink

      Wrong part of Beirut. That’s a mostly Christian and Sunni area.



  4. satcheluk
    5:55 pm August 4, 2020 Permalink

    Same thing used to regularly happen at the Beta house after an early morning run to Taco Bell or White Castle.



  5. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    6:03 pm August 4, 2020 Permalink

    Of course a Louisville native has to complain about not seeing sports(because that’s all the city has going for it and even they suck unless they cheat) instead of saying I hope everyone is ok, or we’ll be praying for them. Please seek psychological help because you may suffer from a form of Sociopathy and I wish the best for you as well as all the people and their families in the area.



  6. kentuckybackupplayer
    7:07 pm August 4, 2020 Permalink

    this is not news, lebanon has looked like a blown up mess since the 60’s and especially since hezbolla took over.



  7. Looother
    8:11 pm August 4, 2020 Permalink

    My sources say that Islam, the religion of peace, probably had nothing to do with any of this…



  8. michaelb
    8:43 pm August 4, 2020 Permalink

    To say this was a fireworks incident is preposterous. That shock wave blew out windows miles around .