A huge blast shook the Lebanese capital on Tuesday has killed more than 100 people and injured 4,000, the Lebanese Red Cross disclosed today.
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Rescuers continued rescue operations after a huge blast hit the Beirut Port. Citing experts, fact-checkers have concluded that the explosion in Beirut was not a nuclear blast.
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The Lebanese Prime Minister disclosed that the ammonium nitrate is probably the cause of blast after 2,750 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate left unsecured in the warehouse for six years.
The huge explosion caused so much destruction that the Lebanese Capital resembled the scene of earthquakes. Thousands of people became homeless and devastated families are mourning over the death of their loved ones.
The high defense council has declared the two weeks of emergency in Lebanon.