Russia's Roscosmos state corporation has shared satellite photos of Beirut's port before and after the apocalyptic explosion that destroyed much of the city. The photos were taken by Russia's Canopus-B satellite, developed by the All-Russia Research Institute of Electromechanics (NPP VNIIEM), and designed for remote sensing of the Earth.
Последствия взрыва в порту Бейрута 4 августа 2020 года. Фотография с российского спутника дистанционного зондирования Земли «Канопус-В» pic.twitter.com/JW5A6J4fy0— РОСКОСМОС (@roscosmos) August 5, 2020
According to Lebanon's Health Minister Hamad Hassan, the death toll from the blast currently stands at 135, while roughly 5,000 others have suffered injuries.