Beirut explosion 149 killed, more than 5000 injured

Beirut explosion 149 killed, more than 5000 injured Earlier,  Lebanon's health minister reported at least 137 deaths and 5,000 wounded in a massive explosion that shook Beirut
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August 7, 2020 09:52
Beirut explosion 149 killed, more than 5000 injured

Grief has turned to outrage following two explosions that wiped out portions of the capital. On Thursday, the death toll climbed to at least 149, with more than 5,000 wounded, Report says, citing foreign press.
Earlier,  Lebanon's health minister reported at least 137 deaths and 5,000 wounded in a massive explosion that shook Beirut.
As Lebanon's investigation into the devastating blast in Beirut continues, officials have pointed to a possible cause: A massive shipment of agricultural fertilizer that authorities say was stored in the port of Beirut without safety precautions for years -- despite warnings by local officials.
Documents newly reviewed by CNN reveal that a shipment of 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate arrived in Beirut on a Russian-owned vessel in 2013. At least 16 employees of Beirut's port have been detained in an investigation into Tuesday's devastating explosion in the seaside capital, according to Lebanese National News [NNA] agency.

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