The explosive attack took place outside the airport, where people have been crowding for days trying to get out of the country.
The interpreter, who only identified himself as Carl for safety reasons, told CBS News he was outside the airport when the first explosion went off.
The US military said that at least 15 other US military personnel were wounded in the attack at the airport that also killed dozens of civilians.
One sailor who was below deck told Insider he heard a shockingly "loud bang," followed by intense vibrations throughout the ship.
"We did break things, but we will fix them," Capt. Paul Lanzilotta, the USS Gerald R. Ford's commanding officer, said.
In a report released Tuesday, Human Rights Watch concluded there was strong evidence suggesting officials knew of danger at the Beirut port.
The explosion happened at an industrial site at Leverkusen, Germany, on Tuesday, leaving many missing and others seriously injured.
Witnesses on social media reported seeing a large fireball and hearing a loud blast that rattled the area.
A 1,600-foot-high plume of fire exploded off the coast of Azerbaijan in what authorities say was likely a 'mud volcano.' Nearby oil rigs were not hit.
The bomb squad was loading the fireworks onto a trailer parked on a residential street when the explosion occurred.
The massive explosion triggered about 100 miles off the coast of Florida registered a 3.9 on the Richter scale, the equivalent of a small earthquake.
Videos of the blast set off near USS Gerald R. Ford show what the Navy put its new carrier through.
In a recent NASA simulation, scientists had six months to stop a hypothetical asteroid from hitting Earth, and they failed. That wasn't enough time.
Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed was treated for his injuries at a hospital in the capital city of Malé, police confirmed
Elon Musk wants SpaceX to build and fly fully reusable rockets and spaceships. But first, Starship prototypes have to stop exploding.
Evan Thomas Silva, 26, died after a cannon exploded at a baby shower in Michigan on Sunday. The cannon was set off by the party host to celebrate the baby’s pending arrival. Shrapnel from the explosion hit Silva, and he died at a nearby hospital. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
Since December 17, an investigation into the Beirut port blast has stalled due to political interference. At the same time, Lebanon’s economy and health sector have deteriorated during the pandemic. “We lost everything we had and have nothing else to lose,” blast victim Mehieddine Lazkani said. Visit the Business section […]