Lebanon explosion that killed dozens of people

Lebanon explosion that killed dozens of people

  • At least 78 people were killed in a massive explosion that shook the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Tuesday evening, Lebanon’s health minister told Reuters.
  • It’s still unclear what exactly caused the explosion, which appears to have been centered on the city’s port area. It was earlier blamed on a fire that broke out.
  • Lebanon’s Prime Minister said that an estimated 2,750 tons of the explosive ammonium nitrate had been stored at a warehouse in Beirut for six years.
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