A tragedy in Beirut comes at a moment of crisis for Lebanon

The city has been rocked by a massive blast as it contends with economic and public health crises.  

A huge explosion ripped through central Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 78 people and injuring thousands of others as seismic shockwaves rocked the Lebanese capital. Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab has attributed the source of the explosion to an estimated 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse in the city's port, though the exact cause of the blast is still unclear. Stunning video shows explosions just minutes ago at Beirut port pic.twitter.com/ZjltF0VcTr...
source: New Statesman

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