A dramatic illustration of the power of the explosion that rocked Beirut on August 4 came during a video interview on BBC Arabic, during which the journalist Maryem Taoumi was speaking to Faisal Al-Asil, of the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy.
As Taoumi begins the interview via video call, a rattling is heard, followed by a loud explosion which topples the camera. Al-Asil and a woman next to him are left looking on in shock as alarms begin to go off in the BBC office.
Taoumi later followed up with a video saying she was fine, and showing the damage to the office. Credit: BBC Arabic via Storyful