He jumps into the water but continues to film as a wall of sound blasts over him.
New angle shows the explosion from the water.
The footage was captured from on the water (Picture: Twitter/@ConflictsW)Dramatic new footage shows the moment Beirut was torn apart by Tuesday’s massive explosion – from the perspective of a jet skier.The video captures the blast from a different angle to much of the previous footage, highlighting how the tragedy looked from on the water.
Filmed from just off shore in the Lebanese capital’s port, it just captures the beginning of the explosion, which has left at least 135 people dead, more than 5,000 injured and an estimated 300,000 homeless.The scene begins with a cloud of smoke billowing from an area where nearly 700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate are believed to have been stored, which experts are blaming for the incident.
AdvertisementAdvertisementAdvertisementFootage shows the huge haul ignite in a catastrophic explosion that sent shockwaves across Beirut and was heard at least 150 miles away.The jet skier jumps into the water but continues to film as a wall of sound blasts past them.
Red tinged smoke can be seen billowing into the sky as a mushroom cloud erupts, while on shore buildings were torn apart and windows shattered.The videographer shouts and the camera enters the water before resurfacing to capture the first moments after the blast.
The resulting ash cloud is not thought to pose a significant health threat to people in the city.Andrea Sella, a Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, UCL, explained: ‘I don’t think there is any significant hazard.‘It is not volatile (i.e. it doesn’t fly) and as most of the ammonium nitrate will have gone and the remainder can be washed away into the sea where it will fertilise things.
‘The NO2 in the plume is clearly toxic but will have been projected high above the city and will gradually disperse in the wind. Unlikely to be locally toxic.’ Read more: Metro »
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