How Beirut's face changed after the port explosion - BBC News Arabic

How Beirut’s face changed after the port explosion – BBC News Arabic

  • Marie-José El Kazzi
  • BBC Arabic

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On the second anniversary of the explosion that hit the port of the Lebanese capital, Beirut on August 4, 2020, and destroyed a huge part of the city, we review in pictures how the face of the city has changed over the past few years. Specifically, before and after the start of the severe economic crisis in 2019, through the event that is believed to be one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history.

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The explosion in the port, where 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate had been stored for years, killed 224 people, injured 6,000, and displaced about 300,000 people.

The details of the reasons for the explosion at 6:08 a.m. on that Tuesday are still unknown, with the investigation not being completed, after the judge in charge of the investigation ran into obstacles related to the legal immunity enjoyed by the deputies. Some believe that these laws obstruct the course of justice and prevent those responsible from being held accountable.

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The EDL building is still intact after the explosion. Mar Mikhael, Beirut, August 1, 2022

The EDL building was not restored after the explosion, and piles of rubble still lie all over the place.

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