Beirut explosion: Footage shows impact as bride poses for photographs

A bride in Beirut poses for photographs moments before a massive explosion ripped through the city’s port and surrounding areas, killing at least 100 people and injuring 4,000. In the video, filmed by Mahmoud Nakib, the bride can be seen running away from the scene with those around her after the blast. The deadly explosion has been blamed on thousands of tonnes of the chemical ammonium nitrate, which had been lying unsecured in a warehouse since 2014

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In This Story: Lebanon

Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in the Levant region of Western Asia, and the transcontinental region of the Middle East.

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).

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