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Paris: Eiffel Tower goes dark to pay respects to Beirut blast victims01:15

Paris: Eiffel Tower goes dark to pay respects to Beirut blast victims

France, Paris
August 6, 2020 at 01:11 GMT -00:00 · Published

Paris's iconic Eiffel Tower shut off its lights on Wednesday, in honour of the victims of the blasts at Beirut's port on Tuesday.

The tower can be seen shuttering its lights, while locals move about a darker Paris.

Two huge blastss rocked the port of Beirut on Tuesday evening. According to the latest data the explosions killed more than 135 people and left about 5,000 wounded, while many more remain missing. The blasts are thought to have been caused by the still unexplained ignition of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive chemical material which was reportedly stored without precautionary measures at the port, according to Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab.

Paris: Eiffel Tower goes dark to pay respects to Beirut blast victims01:15
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Paris's iconic Eiffel Tower shut off its lights on Wednesday, in honour of the victims of the blasts at Beirut's port on Tuesday.

The tower can be seen shuttering its lights, while locals move about a darker Paris.

Two huge blastss rocked the port of Beirut on Tuesday evening. According to the latest data the explosions killed more than 135 people and left about 5,000 wounded, while many more remain missing. The blasts are thought to have been caused by the still unexplained ignition of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive chemical material which was reportedly stored without precautionary measures at the port, according to Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab.

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