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Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021

How devastating was the Beirut explosion?

In Lebanon rescuers in Beirut are searching for survivors after two explosions left much of the city in ruins. The blasts happened at a warehouse where tonnes of the highly explosive chemical ammonium nitrate were stored, apparently without any safety measures. At least 100 people were killed and thousands injured. Authorities have placed a number of Beirut port officials under house arrest. The government has declared a two-week state of emergency for the city.
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