Beirut: fire breaks out at Zaha Hadid building

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Sep 15, 2020

September 15, 2020


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A fire broke out on Tuesday morning at the Zaha Hadid building in downtown Beirut. Videos on social media showed firefighters attempting to extinguish the flames as smoke billowed from the building and over the Hilton hotel next door.

Crowds gathered around the famous building, designed by celebrated architect Dame Zaha Hadid, as parts of the external wall fell away in the flames.

The Lebanese civil defence has announced that the flames are now under control.

It is the second time in less than a week that the city has suffered a major fire. Last Thursday, a blaze broke out at Beirut port, destroying a warehouse storing aid and sending a thick plume of smoke over the city.

The latest fire appears to have engulfed part of the historic souk area in the centre of Beirut. The Zaha Hadid building, a new commercial complex designed by the late British-Iraqi architect, has been under construction for years and was nearing completion when the fire broke out.

The Lebanese capital is still reeling from the huge explosion that killed almost 200 people and injured more than 6,000 on August 4. The blast laid waste to swathes of the city and left around 300,000 homeless.

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Updated: September 15, 2020 10:35 AM

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