A picture shows a view of the heavily damaged grain silos at the port of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on July 31, 2022, following a partial collapse due to an ongoing fire since the beginning of the month. (Photo by Anwar AMRO / AFP)

Almost two years after the serious explosion in the port of Beirut, a grain silo that had been burning for weeks collapsed there. An employee of the Reuters news agency reported on Sunday a cloud of dust and smoke that then rose.

Authorities blamed the fire on fermented grain in the damaged storage facility, which caught fire in the summer heat. Economics Minister Amin Salam said in mid-July that a solution to the fire was being worked on. The area was cordoned off.