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The port of Beirut explosion - timeline and a precise 3D model

Forensic Architecture
Shortly after 6:00pm on 4 August 2020, an explosion ripped through the port of Beirut. It killed more than two hundred people, wounded over 6,500, and destroyed large parts of the city. Forensic Architecture was invited by Mada Masr to examine open source information including videos, photographs, and documents to provide a timeline and a precise 3D model to help investigate the events of that day.

On 13 November, in anticipation of the UN Security Briefing on Lebanon, Legal Action Worldwide published a set of demands on behalf of over a thousand survivors of the explosion, asking for international support in their pursuit of justice, and demanding ‘without delay, an independent and impartial fact-finding mission’.

In support of this request, and of the pursuit of political and economic accountability, we have made our model, the geolocated videos and the source material used in their research, publicly available. Find them here.

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