Tripping and Falling: France’s Rush to Beirut

The Blast On the 4th of August Lebanon and the Levant were shocked by a blast of dreadful proportions. Beirut fell victim to one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history, as 2,700 tonnes of unattended ammonium nitrate caught fire leaving more than 180 dead and nearly 7,000 injured. The blast is also estimated to have caused more than $15 billion in damages and has left around 300,000 people homeless.

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