Two years after Beirut explosion, smoke rises over huge grain silos
Two years after Beirut explosion, smoke rises over huge grain silos
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Two years after Beirut explosion, smoke rises over huge grain silos

14:25 August 22, 2022 AA

For six weeks now, smoke has been rising over the huge grain silos at Beirut's port, which were heavily destroyed and partially collapsed in the 2020 explosion. On Aug. 4, 2020, Beirut was rocked by a massive explosion that changed the course of events and upended the lives of many people in the country. More than 200 lost their lives and 6,500 more were injured, while some 50,000 housing units suffered damage, with material losses estimated at about $15 billion. Authorities believe the explosion was caused by about 2,750 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate which had been confiscated from a ship and had been stored at the port for six years.

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