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What we know about the Beirut explosion

Video Credit: The Guardian Studio
Published on August 17, 2020 - Duration: 04:35s

What we know about the Beirut explosion

On Tuesday evening, a massive explosion ripped across Beirut, killing at least 150 people and injuring thousands more.

The scale of the damage was immense, with buildings miles from the port lying in ruin.

The Guardian's Michael Safi looks at the cause of the blast and the impact it has had on Lebanon, a country already on the brink of financial collapse.

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