A video related to the 2020 Beirut explosion has been misattributed to events of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The TikTok video featured the username @libanongood, which led us to cross-check videos from 2020. By conducting a reverse image search of a screenshot from the video, we found a corresponding YouTube video from August 5, 2020. It was uploaded by the Turkish state-run news agency Anadolu Agency, with the caption "A powerful explosion occurred near the port of Beirut."
Further research led us to a report on the explosion, published by BBC News on August 5, 2020. Two explosions occurred at the Port of Beirut, which caused widespread destruction and killed at least 200 people, and injured about 5,000 people. The explosion was caused by a 2,750-ton stockpile of highly volatile ammonium nitrate stored in warehouses at the port since 2013.
Additionally, images related to the viral video were published in news reports by international news organizations, which helped in cross-checking buildings and location details.