August 5, 2020

Utter devastation as toll from Beirut monster blast tops 100

Beirut (AFP) – Rescuers searched for survivors¬†in Beirut Wednesday after a cataclysmic explosion at the port sowed devastation across entire neighbourhoods, killing more than 100 people, wounding thousands and plunging Lebanon deeper into crisis.The blast, which appeared to have been caused by a fire igniting 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate left unsecured in a warehouse, was felt as far away as Cyprus, some 150 miles (240 kilometres) to the northwest.The scale of the destruction was such that the Lebanese capital resembled the scene of an earthquake, with thousands of people left homeless and…


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