Smoke rises after an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in this picture obtained from a social media video.
Hundreds of tons of highly explosive material were stored in a waterfront hangar that blew up. The shock wave killed at least 160 people, wounded nearly 6,000 and defaced the coastline of Beirut — destroying hundreds of buildings and leaving more than 300,000 people homeless.
The massive explosion was so powerful it left a smoking crater stretching more than 700 feet and registered as a 3.3-magnitude earthquake.
French President Emmanuel Macron said that an international donors' conference of more than 30 participants — aimed at showing global support for Lebanon — has pledged a total of 225.7 million euros ($298 million) in emergency aid for the region.
The Lebanese government has vowed to find those responsible for the blast, which they say was caused by 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate that was seized over six years ago but never destroyed.
Beirut landmarks damaged
An aerial view of heavily damaged buildings in Beirut, Lebanon, near the city's port, the site of a massive explosion, as seen on August 7, 2020.
Before and after
A combo of satellite images of the port of Beirut and the surrounding area in Lebanon, top, taken on May 31, 2020, and the bottom taken on Wednesday August 5, 2020, that shows the destruction following a massive blast.
People stand near damaged cars following an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.
A man is evacuated at the site of an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.
In this drone picture, a destroyed silo sits in rubble and debris after an explosion.
An aerial view of ruined structures at the port, damaged by an explosion a day earlier, on August 5, 2020.
Soldier among rubble
A soldier stands at the devastated site of the explosion at the port of Beirut, Lebanon.
Destroyed buildings are visible a day after a massive explosion.
Clean up begins
Beirut residents take to the streets with brooms to clean up debris in the aftermath of the deadly explosion, on August 7, 2020.
Frozen in time
A clock in Beirut is stuck at 6:09 p.m., the time of a devastating explosion on August 4, 2020.
Walls torn away
People walk past a destroyed building in the Beirut neighborhood of Ashrafieh on August 7, 2020, three days after a massive explosion in the Lebanese capital's port left scores of people dead or wounded and caused extensive damage.
Damaged buildings at the port are seen the day after a massive explosion at the port on August 5, 2020, in Beirut, Lebanon.
Blown out buildings
People walk past a doll that was blown out of a nearby building after a massive explosion.
A woman carries a child as she walks past damaged shops following a blast in Beirut, Lebanon.
Vehicles covered in debris
A view shows damaged vehicles following Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area on August 7, 2020.
Men ride a motorcycle past the damage near the site of Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area on August 7, 2020.
A man sleeps outside
A man sleeps outside a damaged building near the site of a blast in Beirut's port area on August 5, 2020.
A man seen August 5, 2020, removes broken glass scattered on the carpet of a mosque damaged in a blast in Beirut, Lebanon.
Wreckage in the streets
A view of the damage after the massive explosion at the port of Beirut, Lebanon.
Baby born amid blast
George, a boy that was born as the blast wave hit the hospital, is seen after birth in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4, 2020, in this picture obtained from social media.
Saint George Hospital damaged
Damage is seen at the destroyed Saint George Hospital after a devastating port explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 5, 2020, in this image obtained from social media.
Sister of Corporal Gerges Deabes, who died as the result of a blast in Beirut's port area, gestures during his funeral in Klayaa, Lebanon, on August 6, 2020.
Wounded people walk near the site of an explosion at the port in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4, 2020.
Damage rained down
A view shows damaged vehicles on August 7, 2020, following the blast in Beirut's port area.
Block after block of devastation
The aftermath of the blast is seen at the port of Lebanon's capital Beirut, on August 5, 2020. Rescuers worked through the night to reach those who were killed or wounded.