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Port Area Restricted in Beirut Following Deadly Explosion - Video

© AP Photo / Hassan AmmarRescue teams scan the Mediterranean Sea at the site of this week's massive explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, 7 August 2020. The UN human rights office is calling for an independent investigation into the deadly explosion, insisting "victims' calls for accountability must be heard."
Rescue teams scan the Mediterranean Sea at the site of this week's massive explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, 7 August 2020. The UN human rights office is calling for an independent investigation into the deadly explosion, insisting victims' calls for accountability must be heard.  - Sputnik International
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On Tuesday, a massive explosion took place at the port of Beirut, killing at least 154 people and injuring about 5,000.

Live from a restricted area at the port of Beirut, close to the centre of the deadly blasts.

According to the authorities, the explosion was caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, confiscated by the port’s customs services in 2014. The city has been declared a disaster site, with a state of emergency in place for two weeks.

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