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nprnews_____ = ||| lubuntu at wor3|||Massive Explosion In Beirut Kills At Least 70, Wounds Thousands||| kickerpage = |||no kicker pagenpr for NPRNEWS||| summarynpr = |||A top military official said the explosion was likely powered by highly explosive materials that had been confiscated and stored at Beirut’s port.


Enormous Explosion Rocks Beirut, Killing Dozens And Wounding Thousands

Firefighters extinguish flames at nearby damaged buildings following a large explosion at the Port of Beirut in Lebanon on Tuesday.

Hasan Shaban/Bloomberg via Getty Images


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Massive Explosion In Beirut Kills At Least 70, Wounds Thousands



A top military official said the explosion was likely powered by highly explosive materials that had been confiscated and stored at Beirut’s port.


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