ITV News published this video item, entitled “One year since the Beirut blast: How it has changed the people of Lebanon | ITV News” – below is their description.
When a warehouse full of ammonium nitrate exploded in a dockside Beirut warehouse, a year ago today, it created one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions the world has ever known.
There was a national day of mourning in Lebanon today for the more than 200 people who died.
It turned out not to have been terrorism – but negligence and corruption. The chemical should never have been stored there.
But even now, families are still waiting for answers about why it was.
Emma, who reported on the explosion at the time, has been hearing from those who survived that day, about the worst year of their lives.
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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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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).