Cause of Lebanon blast revealed as death toll passes 100

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Pictures of destruction in Beirut after blast
Pictures of destruction in Beirut after blast

 

 

 

 

Security sources in Lebanon have claimed that welder triggered the fire that caused a massive explosion in Beirut.

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At least 100 people have been killed and 4,000 people injured after the blast sent seismic shockwaves through the city on Tuesday evening, destroying dozens of buildings and shattering windows.

 

 

 

 

The explosion was reportedly caused by “highly explosive sodium nitrate” confiscated from a ship by Lebanese authorities and placed in one of the warehouses located near the harbour.

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Hassan Diab, has appealed to all countries and friends of Lebanon for help in a short televised speech, saying: “We are witnessing a real catastrophe.”

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