The head of the General security service of Lebanon, General Abbas Ibrahim, at the scene of the explosion in the port of Beirut, denied the version of the pyrotechnic explosion, saying that it was other explosives that were stored for a long time.
“What happened is not an explosion of pyrotechnics, but other substances capable of detonating that were stored for a long time,” the head of the security service said.
Earlier, Free News reported a strong explosion near the port of Beirut. The explosion was preceded by a small Bang, five minutes later there was black and white smoke, and then there was a powerful explosion, a column of red smoke rose into the sky. In homes within a radius of several kilometers from the epicenter, the blast broke Windows.