Apparently at least 67 people are dead and more than 3,000 are injured, according to Bloomberg:
Better view of the explosion in Beirut pic.twitter.com/UIkn6hLVDz
— Faytuks News 🔴 (@Faytuks) August 4, 2020
They’re saying it was a fireworks factory, I guess?
Didn’t realize fireworks could make that big of an explosion. I doubt anyone believes the official version of events.
I don’t know a thing about Lebanese politics so I don’t know what the Kataeb Party is, and I won’t pretend I do by running a quick Google search and then proclaiming myself an Expert On Lebanese Politics.
But given that a political figure was killed in the explosion, it doesn’t seem too outlandish to assume that had something to do with this.