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The port of Beirut: the vital centre of Lebanon's capital city, steeped in history

Credit: SBS- Published on August 6, 2020
The port has played a key role in Beirut’s history and stands at the centre of the city, surrounded by some of its most important neighbourhoods.
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Published on August 9, 2020 -  00:41
'It's Not Like It Was Lost In The Mail': Ammonium Nitrate In Beirut Port Intended For Mozambique
The catastrophic blast in Beirut led to the widespread devastation of Lebanon's capital city and has left at least 154 dead. A fire at the port acted as a catalyst in the explosion of thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate. According to CNN, a mining company in Mozambique says it was originally the intended recipient of the material. But the ammonium nitrate never made it to Mozambique. Instead, it was kept at Beirut's port for over six years before exploding earlier this week.

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