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The American newspaper reviewed more than 70 videos of the incident and satellite images of its aftermath to understand what happened. According to the newspaper, it was found that the fire spread at full speed, and the huge explosion followed. Thirty-five seconds later, around 6:08 pm, the final explosion took place, which destroyed the entire city.
The massive explosion in Beirut was so intense that the blast was felt at least 150 miles away. The Times reviewed more than 70 videos of the incident to better understand what happened and the devastation it left behind. https://t.co/48WnM5UIZ5— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 6, 2020