Beirut explosion: Lebanon PM promises to punish those behind the blast

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  • A massive explosion in Lebanon’s capital Beirut has killed at least 78 people and injured thousands more as a shockwave devastated the city.
    The explosion happened at a port warehouse where about 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate has been stored for years.
    Hospitals are overwhelmed.
    Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab says the explosion happened at a “dangerous” warehouse – and those responsible will pay the price.

    Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut.

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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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