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US News Explosions in Beirut: One week later, Lebanese pay homage to victims

00:46  12 august  2020
00:46  12 august  2020 Source:   france24.com

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Media captionCrowds in Beirut hold a minute of silence, exactly one week after a huge blast in the port area of the city. People in Beirut have attended a vigil for the more than 200 victims of the huge explosion that devastated the Lebanese capital a week ago. A crowd stood in silence near the ruins

Les gens participent à une veillée pour les victimes de l'explosion massive, à Beyrouth, au Liban, le 11 août 2020. © © Hannah McKay, Reuters People participate in a vigil for the victims of the massive explosion, in Beirut, Lebanon, August 11, 2020.

Several hundred people marked a minute of silence on Tuesday to pay tribute to the victims of the deadly double explosion, which devastated part of Beirut on August 4. The latest report shows at least 171 dead.

A week after the disaster, the angry street paid tribute to the victims. The church bells rang and the mosques simultaneously launched the call to prayer, Tuesday, August 11, at 6:08 p.m., the exact time at which the double explosion in the port of Beirut ravaged the Lebanese capital , August 4.

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On the evening of 4 August 2020, a series of explosions occurred at the port of the city of Beirut , the capital of Lebanon . The extremely powerful main blast resulted in at least 157 deaths, 5,000 injuries, US–15 billion in property damage and an estimated 300,000 people being made homeless.

At the entrance to the port, several hundred people, most of them dressed in white, gathered, some coming from Gemmayzé, a very nearby tourist district, devastated by the explosion. Holding up signs each displaying the name of a victim, his nationality and a green cedar, emblem of Lebanon, they came to attention at the exact time of the explosion. Some were crying, others could hardly hold back their tears.

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The judicial investigation was opened of the counts of manslaughter and involuntary injuries. © AFP A first French death was quickly identified among the victims, architect Jean-Marc Bonfils A second French national was identified among the people who died in the double explosion which ravaged Beirut on August 4 and caused more than 171 dead, we learned this Friday from corroborating sources.

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