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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: 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).