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2020 Beirut explosions
Fri, 2020-Aug-07 01:54 UTC
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With 237,149 views on Thursday, 6 August 2020 our article of the day is 2020 Beirut explosions.

On the evening of 4 August 2020, a series of explosions occurred in the city of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. The extremely powerful main blast, at the Port of Beirut, which was preceded by a fire, left at least 157 people dead, at least 80 more missing, and more than 5,000 injured. Beirut Governor Marwan Abboud estimated that up to 300,000 people were left homeless by the explosions. The government declared a two-week state of emergency.

The explosion was linked to about 2,750 tonnes (3,030 short tons) of ammonium nitrate that had been confiscated by the government from the abandoned ship MV Rhosus and stored in the port without proper safety measures for six years. The explosion was detected as a seismic event of magnitude 3.3 by the United States Geological Survey.

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