Sifting Beirut’s rubble for bodies: Over 100 people are killed and thousands hurt after ‘welder’ sparks warehouse fire that ignited 2,700 tons of highly explosive chemicals ‘seized from a ship’ causing 3 kiloton blast – a fifth the size of Hiroshima bomb

  • Survivors of a bomb blast that devastated Beirut are searching the rubble of their city for victims today
  • Death toll stands at 100 and is expected to rise, with more than 4,000 wounded as hospitals struggle to cope
  • Barely a building left untouched by blast the size of a small nuke, thought to have been sparked by a welder
  • Leaders rushed to offer aid as extent of destruction was laid bare, in country already suffering economic crisis
  • Prime Minister vowed th…

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