How the Beirut Explosion Will Worsen Lebanon’s Crises

4, killing at least 100 people, injuring 4,000 more and damaging buildings across the city. Officials have said it was caused by the detonation of chemicals stored there, without saying whether it was an accident or an attack. The small country straddles the geopolitical fault lines of the Middle East and endured a 15-year civil war that ended in 1990. Lebanon is no stranger to turmoil and devastation.

A massive blast that ripped through the port in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, killed dozens, wounded thousands and damaged buildings across a country grimly familiar with upheaval. The tragedy piles yet another layer of hardship on a country already reeling from the worst financial crisis in its history and struggling to contain a burgeoning coronavirus outbreak.

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