nprnews_____ = ||| lubuntu at wor3|||Beirut Explosion Looks Like An Accident — And A Sign Of The Country’s Collapse||| kickerpage = |||no kicker pagenpr for NPRNEWS||| summarynpr = |||Tuesday’s blast came against a backdrop of ongoing, unaddressed government dysfunction. Some of the country’s chronic problems may help explain how 2,750 tons of explosives were neglected at the port.


Beirut Explosion Looks Like An Accident — And A Sign Of The Country's Collapse

A man sits amid debris inside his home damaged by Tuesday’s explosion in Beirut.

Hassan Ammar/AP


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Beirut Explosion Looks Like An Accident — And A Sign Of The Country’s Collapse



Tuesday’s blast came against a backdrop of ongoing, unaddressed government dysfunction. Some of the country’s chronic problems may help explain how 2,750 tons of explosives were neglected at the port.


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