Emergency aid lands in Lebanon

Lebanese flags flying in front of a damaged building, one day after an explosion at Beirut port, yesterday. At least 135 people were killed and more than 4,000 injured in the blast caused by an estimated 2,750 of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse. – EPA pic, August 6, 2020.

COUNTRIES despatched emergency medical aid, pop-up field hospitals, rescue experts and tracking dogs to Lebanon yesterday as the world reacted to the vast explosion that devastated Beirut.

The blast centred on the city’s port caused massive destruction and killed at least 135 people, heaping misery on a country already in crisis.

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