A video showing the moment a journalist in Beirut, Lebanon was hurled off her feet and flung across a room during an interview has made its way online.
In the video clip, BBC News Arabic journalist Maryam Toumi is seen speaking in her interviewee Faisal Al-Aseel, who is the project manager at the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy.
As the interview progresses, Toumi hears a loud thud and stops speaking. As she looks around, a deafening shockwave tears through the building she is in, throwing her off-camera as she screams in the background.
Al-Aseel watches in shock as the fallen journalist manages to straighten her camera and pull herself back on her feet.
Over 100 persons have died from the blast which occurred yesterday, August 4, 2020, with more than 4,000 sustaining injuries.
See the video below:
The shocking moment the Beirut explosion happened was caught on camera by Maryam Toumi, a journalist for @BBCArabic who was conducting a video interview at the time.
Warning – distressing images. pic.twitter.com/ljhtDAT7wk
— BBC News Press Team (@BBCNewsPR) August 5, 2020
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