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Deadly Explosion in Beirut - Update


What Happened:

  • At least 137 people were killed and 5,000+ wounded in the massive explosion in Beirut.

  • The massive blast was likely caused by the detonation of more than 2,700+ tons of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse in Beirut's port after a fire broke out nearby.

  • Lebanese officials are still investigating whether this was an accident or a terrorist attack.

  • More than 300,000 people have been displaced from their homes.

  • French President Macron is in Lebanon and says he will help provide aid.

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