A look at how the Beirut blast - one of the bloodiest massacres since Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war - impacted a poor neighborhood near the port
The ammonium nitrate arrived in Beirut on the cargo ship, MV Rhosus, en route to deliver its explosive cargo to Mozambique The ship was in poor shape - in July 2013 inspectors had found 14 separate deficiencies, from corroded decks to poor fire safety
In 3 ravaged neighborhoods in Beirut — one middle class, one poor, and one upscale — the catastrophe has united everyone in rage against a government seen as corrupt, dysfunctional and ineffectual
This poor couple was shooting their wedding photos when the blast in Beirut happened. They were 3/4 of a mile away from the blast. I hope everyone there was ok.
Poor Beirut. Horrific to see the devastation and so many killed and injured. The hospitals are already dealing with coronavirus and are so stretched. Ways to help here via @HelpRefugeesUK
This old lady is a regular on Beirut’s Hamra St. She was out begging yesterday even though the streets were empty. Now the army has been called in to enforce lockdown. She’s not there today. Lockdown is incredibly harsh on the destitute & poor (2/2)
VIDEO: Hundreds of Lebanese demonstrate in Beirut against rampant corruption and poor living conditions, with some wearing yellow vests in reference to the protests in France, as anger mounts over political deadlock that has left the country without a government since May