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Five seconds that flattened Beirut

8 mins | Aug 4, 2021
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One year on from the Beirut explosion. On the 4th of August 2020, a fire at a warehouse on the Beirut waterfront ignited a giant blast that killed around two hundred people and injured thousands more. Charif Majdalani, a Lebanese novelist recalls the shock and chaos of the day.