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Lebanon: Homes strewn with broken glass as Beirutis count cost of port blasts00:44

Lebanon: Homes strewn with broken glass as Beirutis count cost of port blasts

Lebanon, Beirut
August 6, 2020 at 16:55 GMT -00:00 · Published

The damage to property caused by Tuesday's explosions in Beirut was highlighted in a video of a local apartment. The flat, situated near 'the Carton Shop' on Rue 54 is less than two kilometres (1.25 miles) from the epicentre of the blasts.

Shattered glass could be seen scattered throughout the flat on Thursday, as well as many examples of destroyed or damaged furniture.

The powerful explosions, which took the lives of at least 135 people and injured at least 5,000, according to preliminary reports, took place on Tuesday afternoon.

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.

Results of an investigation into the causes of the explosion are expected to be released in the upcoming days.

Lebanon: Homes strewn with broken glass as Beirutis count cost of port blasts00:44
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The damage to property caused by Tuesday's explosions in Beirut was highlighted in a video of a local apartment. The flat, situated near 'the Carton Shop' on Rue 54 is less than two kilometres (1.25 miles) from the epicentre of the blasts.

Shattered glass could be seen scattered throughout the flat on Thursday, as well as many examples of destroyed or damaged furniture.

The powerful explosions, which took the lives of at least 135 people and injured at least 5,000, according to preliminary reports, took place on Tuesday afternoon.

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.

Results of an investigation into the causes of the explosion are expected to be released in the upcoming days.

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