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How to Help Those Affected by the Explosion in Beirut

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On Tuesday, a deadly explosion tore through Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, leaving at least a hundred dead and many more injured. The catastrophe comes at an already strenuous time as the nation is suffering from an economic crisis made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The cause has not yet been confirmed.

Though the cause of the explosion is not yet known, a cache of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, an explosive material, was stored at the blast site, located near Beirut’s port. Major General Abbas Ibrahim has warned against speculation of a terrorist attack until the investigation is completed, per The New York Times.

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