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Death toll from explosion in Beirut rises to 157

  • Death toll from explosion in Beirut rises to 157

Kiev: August 4 The number of deaths from an explosion in the port of Beirut has risen to 157.

More than 5000 people were injured, according to Lebanon's health ministry.

The number of casualties may rise further as search-and-rescue works are still ongoing.

Two powerful explosions in the port of Beirut took place on August 4. According to preliminary information of the investigation, the cause of the explosion was a large stock of ammonium nitrate, which was stored in the warehouse without security measures. Scientists estimate that the explosion in Beirut was equivalent to 10% of the capacity of the downed atomic bomb in Hiroshima


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