Lebanon Still Looking for Answers One Year After Beirut Explosion

Photo courtesy of Horizons International.

One year ago today, one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history rocked the port of Beirut. Over 200 people died, thousands were injured, and many lost businesses or homes.

Wissam Nasrallah of LSESD says, “When you drive by the port or walk by the explosion area, you can still see in a very visible way how the buildings and the streets in the city were impacted by the blast.”

Political corruption

Improperly stored chemicals caused the explosion, a result of corruption and inefficiency in the government.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller


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