Beirut explosion: death toll rises to 137 as army takes control of site | The Guardian

Volunteers help clean up shattered streets as officials begin blame game over ammonium nitrate storageWhat we know so farBeirut explosion: anger at officials grows after missed warningsThe death toll from a massive blast at Beirut’s port has risen again to 137, as the Lebanese army took control of the site on the first day of a two-week state of emergency.The new casualty figures on Thursday morning include at least 5,000 injured and a health ministry spokesman said dozens were still missing. “This toll is not final,” he said. Continue reading…

Volunteers help clean up shattered streets as officials begin blame game over ammonium nitrate storage

The death toll from a massive blast at Beirut’s port has risen again to 137, as the Lebanese army took control of the site on the first day of a two-week state of emergency.

The new casualty figures on Thursday morning include at least 5,000 injured and a health ministry spokesman said dozens were still missing. “This toll is not final,” he said.

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