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Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “Anatomy Of An Explosion: How Beirut was destroyed” – below is their description.
In August, nearly 3,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded in Lebanon’s capital city. We mapped video footage of the blast, to understand its scale – and the impact it’s had on local people. We spoke to the people who filmed the explosion, which killed more than 200 people. They include a bride who was having wedding photos taken when the blast happened. Elsewhere in the city, another woman was giving birth at the local hospital – her baby spent its first hours in a disaster zone. And right near the stash of ammonium nitrate, restaurant staff were knocked over by the pressure. But this is just the latest crisis for Lebanon – which was already suffering from a financial crash, widespread protests and accusations of political corruption. Now, many people have blamed this latest disaster on the government, for systemic incompetence and corruption. ——- Watch more of our explainer series here – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXjqQf1xYLQ6bu-iixvoFTVsiXQVlVniX Get more news at our site – https://www.channel4.com/news/ Follow us: Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/Channel4NewsChannel 4 News YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Beirut
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. No recent population census has been conducted, but 2007 estimates ranged from slightly more than 1 million to 2.2 million as part of Greater Beirut, which makes it the third-largest city in the Levant region and the fifteenth-largest in the Arab world.
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In This Story: Lebanon
The official language, Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon. Its capital is Beirut.
Lebanon was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945 and is a member of the Arab League (1945), the Non-Aligned Movement (1961), Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (1969), and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (1973).