Lebanon in mourning after deadly Beirut blastsAugust 5, 2020
Hospitals struggle to cope with thousands of wounded after huge blast ripped through the capital’s port
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Lebanon, a nation for decades crippled by chaos and conflict, is in mourning after a massive explosion ripped through Beirut’s port on Tuesday killing more than 70 people and injuring 4,000.
The full scale of the calamity was laid bare when the capital woke on Wednesday with rescue teams searching through the debris of ruined neighbourhoods for the missing, and hospitals struggling to cope with the influx of casualties.