Volunteer Suzie Cooper describes what it was like rescuing people andassessing half-toppled buildings in the aftermath of the Beirut explosion inearly August. She spoke with the PA news agency just hours before the Lebanesecapital was hit by a second disaster - a huge fire in the port just a monthafter the blast.
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A large fire erupted at Beirut port on Thursday, engulfing parts of the Lebanese capital in a pall of smoke weeks after a massive blast devastated the port and surrounding residential area. Edward Baran reports.
A huge fire has broken out at the Port of Beirut, triggering panic amongresidents a month after a massive explosion at the site in Lebanon. It was notimmediately clear what caused the fire at the facility, which was decimated bythe explosion on August 4 when nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitratesdetonated. A column of black smoke billowed from the port with orange flamesseen leaping from the ground.
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