Beirut explosion: Rescue workers search for survivors as toll climbs to 135

Beirut explosion: Rescue workers search for survivors as toll climbs to 135

Rescue workers dug through rubble looking for survivors in Beirut a day after a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital, leaving at least 135 dead and some 5,000 injured. Lebanon’s Health Minister Hassan said that the death toll will likely to rise, as hundreds of people have been reported missing. Officials said up to a quarter of a million people were left without homes fit to live in.

Kathy
Kathy
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The Director of Customs repeatedly sent in letters warning about this to the judiciary. The amount of inefficiency and corruption in the system is blatantly visible. What's worrying though, is that the government has declared a two week emergency, giving the military full powers. Having seen what we have so far, would it be too much to say that this might also be to stifle any demonstrations from happening in the days to come?

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