|High resolution satellite image of the damaged harbour of Beirut, Lebanon. Source: © 2020 European Space Imaging|
|THW shows Foreign Minister Heiko Maas the current situation after the explosion in the harbour of Beirut using ZKI map products. Source: THW/Georgia Pfleiderer|
On August 4, 2020, a heavy explosion in Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, killed over a hundred people and left many hundred thousand homeless. The explosion took place in the harbour area at 18:08 local time. It was probably caused by a large quantity of ammonium nitrate stored at a warehouse in the port.
The DLR/ZKI maps show the damage situation on August 5, 2020. After comparing a pre-event-scene with this post-event-image, both with a very high special resolution, it is possible to give an overview of the affected area and an estimation of the damage extent.
|12. August 2020|
|11. August 2020|
|07. August 2020|