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Posted by: Daniela Socolovschi

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12 Aug. 2020 / 09:33

Authorities in Beirut announce a new death toll

The huge blast that devastated neighborhoods in the Lebanese capital Beirut last week killed 171 people and injured more than 6,000, according to a new report from the Ministry of Health, reports AFP.

A previous tally indicated 160 dead. The explosion in the port of Beirut was caused by a fire in a warehouse where 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate were stored.

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