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Beirut's day of destruction: Explosion lays waste to Lebanese capital

Added 08-05-20 12:36:03am EST - “Bloodied, dazed and weeping residents wandered through Beirut into the night, surveying the devastation around them. Fifteen years of civil war had numbed them to blast damage, but not this.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Beirut's day of destruction: Explosion lays waste to Lebanese capital”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Bloodied, dazed and weeping residents wandered through Beirut into the night, surveying the devastation around them. Fifteen years of civil war had numbed them to blast damage, but even they had seen nothing like this.

The explosion that destroyed the city's port yesterday also laid waste to homes, shopping centres, hotels and businesses throughout surrounding suburbs.

Beirut's governor, Marwan Abboud, broke into tears as he toured the blast site. 'Beirut is a devastated city,' he said.

Marwan Ramadan was 500 yards away from the port but was still blown off his feet by the blast. 'It was a real horror show,' he said. 'I haven't seen anything like that since the days of the war.'

People on the street in Beirue which is strewn with debris from damaged buildings following the explosion

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