Beirut pauses to remember those killed in massive explosion
Beirut has marked a week since the catastrophic explosion that killed at least171 people, injured thousands and plunged Lebanon into a deeper politicalcrisis.
Thousands of people marched near the capital city’s devastated port,remembering those who died in the worst single blast to hit Lebanon.
Theyobserved a minute of silence at 6.08pm local time, the moment on August 4 thatthousands of tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded in the city’s port where ithad been stored for more than six years, apparently with the knowledge of toppolitical and security officials.
Lebanon’s political instability, failing economy, and the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the Lebanese pound to lose 80% of its value, since August, according to the Associated Press.View on euronews
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