Beirut blast video: When the sun got blocked for a brief moment
Beirut : The videos of a horrific blast in Beirut (capital of Lebanon) have been shared by several social media users; among the ones we found a video that shows how the Sun was blocked for a brief moment when the blast occurs.
The video was shot by a resident travelling in his car; he sees huge smoke and starts recording it. As the car moves forward, a blast goes off and amid huge smoke the sun disappears for a couple of seconds.
Watch video below:
More than 70 people have been reported killed in the incident and thousands have been reported injured.
The blast struck with the force of a 3.5 magnitude earthquake, according to Germany's geosciences center GFZ, and it was heard and felt as far away as Cyprus more than 200 kilometers (180 miles) across the Mediterranean.
The cause of blast is still not known but some media reports claim that the fire at a warehouse detonated it.