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Rescue efforts underway after deadly blast destroys Port of Beirut

On Aug. 4, a deadly blast destroyed the port of the city of Beirut, killing over 170 people and wounding over 6,500 more. The explosion was prompted by a fire which ignited 2,750 pounds of incorrectly stored ammonium nitrate, a chemical compound used in fertilizer and the production of bombs.

by Arushi Saxena, Managing Editor

September 6, 2020

On Aug. 4, a deadly blast destroyed the port of the city of Beirut, killing over 170 people and wounding over 6,500 more. The explosion was prompted by a fire which ignited 2,750 pounds of incorrectly stored ammonium nitrate, a chemical compound used in fertilizer and the production of bombs. The ammonium nitrate...

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